Master of extreme round shapes, Professor Luigi Colani, has left us but this is not the end, it’s just a new beginning.
“Biodesign and it’s legacy will lead and inspire mankind for many years to come.”
As the mentor of the Organic Design international scene, Colani left his mark on the whole world; as a futurist researcher, he managed to influence the greatest contemporary designers and architects through his artworks and shapes. He was a scientist of shape and a 3D philosopher. Colani facilitated the investment of millions into research for the future of design. At the Milan Triennale, the most important Leonardo Da Vinci experts celebrated him as the modern Uomo Universalis of Modernism, comparing him to Leonardo himself.
Luigi Colani was born in Berlin in 1928. He studied sculpture and painting in his city of birth at Hochschule für Bildende Künste in 1947.
He went on to study aeronautic engineering at the Sorbonne in Paris. During his studies, he discovered a great interest for the shapes and forms of nature (fish, birds, trees and all other living creatures).
He applied his interest in nature, developing round, mostly extreme shapes which feature significantly in his artworks and techniques, leading to the creation of a new formula: “90% nature + 10% Colani inspiration” and the birth of “BioDesign”, a human interpretation of the shapes created by “Nature”.
“We must go back and learn by observing nature. Only there we’ll find perfect answers.”
Luigi Colani had a volcanic vital energy, as well as a sharp tongue. Many perceived him as arrogant, but those who were able to read between the lines knew that was far from the truth. Rather, it was a cry for help for ecology.