Streamline mobile home_2006/08
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Streamline mobile home_2006/08
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Streamline mobile home_2006/08
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Portrait of Colani taken in 2008
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Portrait of Colani taken in 2008
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Portrait of Colani taken in 2001
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Portrait of Colani taken in 2003
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1977. The mega-passenger aircraft is based on the shape of the Megalodon shark. Colani presented his own mega-version of a passenger aircraft seven years after the 747 first went into service. It has four flight decks, swing-wings at the rear and two fivefold drives. Each flight deck can seat up to 1,000 passengers. At the invitation of Tom Riedinger, Colani presented his model and the simulations he had produced himself in Seattle.
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1989. Colani Ferrari Testa d'Oro. Holder of the world record in its class at 351 km/h.
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1989. Rear view of the Colani Ferrari Lotec Testa d'Oro. In 1991, with Mike Strasburg at the wheel, the car hit a world record for vehicles with catalytic converters when tested on Salt Lake, Utah. With a flying start, it achieved a top speed of 351 km/h.
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1968/1971. The spherical kitchen was designed to hang like a satellite outside attached to an ellipse-shaped residential module. Producer of prototype:Poggenpohl, Germany
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1994. 100 Hz TV design for RFT Strassfurt, later taken over by TechniSat.
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1978. In Colani's design factory in Harkotten Castle, awe-inspiring projects were developed to the prototype phase. Colani built a fast, small hovercraft version of the two- and four-seater, using a Wankel motor.
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1983. Study for a Mach 5 passenger aircraft. The gigantic engine sucks in air through the perforated outer edge of the aircraft body.
The four-winged supersonic projectile was meant to cover the distance between Tokyo and London in just three hours.
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1971. Drop. Study in china for Rosenthal. Colani wanted to develop an optimal and formally speaking absolutely innovative tea set for Rosenthal. His efforts more than paid off: an asymmetrically shaped, balanced design, a classic of organic design.
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Colani exhibition in Karlsruhe, southern Germany
Conceived as a permanent presentation of Colanis entire work
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Colani exhibition in Karlsruhe, southern Germany
In front: 1983. Flying object for the road. With his prototype for Mazda, Colani took the principle of wing cars to the extreme. The plan was, at a later stage, to use a
4-chamber Mazda Wankel rotary engine, capable of between 960 and 1400 hp for the Le Mans vehicle, which was only available as a life-size model,. The wing shape was meant to enable this veritable powerhouse to accelerate to speeds of 350-380 km/h.
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1970. Life-size model of a two-part hybrid car. The engine and cam shaft are taken from a Lamborghini Miura, the separate passenger cabin is designed like the cockpit of a glider.
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1978. HM-1. Wind tunnel model for a magnetic levitation train. Fin-shaped steering gear produces the requisite downforce. In 1974 engineers at Thyssen Henschel in Kassel began development work on the long stator magnetic propulsion technology that was later to be a success.
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Frog. 1973. Study of possible shapes for a motorcycle.
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1968. Poly-COR is a plastic chair which combines Saarinnen's single-leg plastic chair with the cantilever idea. Produced by COR-Sitzkomfort.
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1983. Shinkansen study. A fundamentally new suggestion with a swaying carriage on angled wheels.
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1992. Sumo wrestler Chiono Fuji. Sculptural Design by Colani.
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1989. Rollout of the futurist concept study for the high-speed Utah 8 two-wheeler in Berne, Switzerland. This motorcycle was specially created for an attempt at the world land record held by Utah legend Don Vesco (518 km/h). Colani intended to then go for the absolute world record of 659 km/h for wheel-based vehicles - held by Bob Summer driving his "Goldenrod" and dating from 1965. The high-speed vehicles amount to the climax of his ingenious focus on this type of formal solution.
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1997/2002. Truck based on a DAF chassis, and Spitzer silo truck on a Mercedes Actros chassis. Just why the automobile industry never adopted Colani's ideas, which he has propagated for 30 years, and never put the series into mass production will remain one of life's great mysteries.
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1973. Study for a motorcycle (Foto Tom Vack)
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1978. Magnet levitation vehicle (Foto Tom Vack)
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1978. Magnet levitation vehicle (Foto Tom Vack)
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1996. Colani mega-roadster Horch (Foto Tom Vack)
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1996. Colani mega-roadster Horch (Foto Tom Vack)
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1970. Colani sportscar C 112 (Foto Tom Vack)
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1970. Colani sportscar C 112 (Foto Tom Vack)
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1970. Colani sportscar C 112 (Foto Tom Vack)
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1989. Highspeed train of tomorrow for the German state railway (Foto Tom Vack)
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