Milestones Automotive Design. Example Mercedes-Benz / Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich








Pinakothek der Moderne / Design, Munich[Germany]

Milestones Automotive Design
Example Mercedes-Benz
Exhibition > September 14, 2008




An exhibition of Die Neue Sammlung – State Museum of Applied Arts | Design in
the Pinakothek der Moderne



Striking in their radical posture – already from a distance they arouse our curiosity: Extremely rare examples of cars bearing the star symbol.



Racing car


W 196 R Streamliner | Racing car | 1954
© DAIMLER AG



Never before have they been seen in this particular composition, stringently focused on aerodynamics, speed and Gestaltung (form giving processes):

The Lightning Benz (Blitzen Benz) – capable of speeds of more than 200 km/h – almost a hundred years old! The Silver Arrow Grand Prix racing car »W 196 R« with its streamlined bodywork, 1954. The jet black painted sculpture of the Autobahn-Kurier of 1938 – unit numbers: 2. Equally rare the futuristic high performance C111-3 of 1978 – a design study. The icon of style, the 300 SL Coupé – nicknamed the >Gullwingostracion cubicus<).



Sports car


300 SL Gullwing | Sports car | 1952
© DAIMLER AG


Motorway Courier


540K | Motorway Courier | 1938
© DAIMLER AG


Bionic Car


Bionic Car | Research vehicle following the model of the tropical boxfish | 2005
© DAIMLER AG



In conjunction with the cars, the exhibition also focuses on the design work. This is
illustrated in the form of drafts, sketches, renderings, tapes and models. Die
Neue Sammlung presents a walk-in installation in which the cars are featured as
the outcome of design processes.


3 Responses to “Milestones Automotive Design. Example Mercedes-Benz / Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich”

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