Sunday, November 28, 2010
Raymond Loewy 4
By the the 1940's Loewy headed a design studio, what they designed, borer his name, but individual projects were executed by others under the supervision of Loewy. The firm worked for Studebaker. Above is the 1950 bullet nose. Below is the Commander Starlight Coupe, one of the most beautiful cars of the 1950's.
Below is a 1956 Studebaker Silver Hawk.
In 1961 Lowey designed the Studebaker Avanti, a legendary car. I remember seeing one at the county fair when I was a kid. This thing looked like it came from outer space. The Jetsons could have driven this thing. The front end, with no grill, looked radical then and still does today.
Here is a panel truck designed for International Harvester.
Loewy designed the classic Greyhound Bus.
And Ta-Da! Air Force One, or at least the paint scheme.
Raymond Loewy, though he became an American citizen, retired to his native France in 1980 and died in 1988. His firm is still existent today and run by his surviving family. Loewe designed the look of America from the era of steam engines to the era of jets, he designed toasters, tract houses,cars and radios and even a 140 foot long locomotive. No designer had a bigger effect on the 20th century than Raymond Loewy, not only for the breadth of his influence but also for the length of time he was active.