There’s this joke that goes: Heaven is where the Police are British, the Chefs are French, the Mechanics are German, the Lovers Italian and it’s all organised by the Swiss. Hell is where the Chefs are British, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, the Police are German and it’s all organised by the Italians. Romance is but one stereotyped forte ascribed to the Italians. Another – although not exclusively their parlance – is that they’re also pretty good at making machinery beautiful.
Today we’re kicking off another theme week, and this time it’s all about design. And some of the best designers happen to be Italian. Of course not all of them are, and folks like Henrik Fisker and Chris Bangle compete at the level of such Latin luminaries as Giovanni Michelotti and Georgetto Giugiaro. And who could ignore the work of Raymond Loewy or his protégés Albrecht Goertz and Brooks Stevens?
Regardless of nationality, there have been a number of venerated car designers over the decades, and some have built impressive bodies of work – mostly made up out of bodies of cars. The question for today is, which one of those has amassed the most impressive?