A French Goddess fell from the sky like an earth bound spaceship, with winged emblems as her badge from the heavens. Sleek smooth rounded shapes sprang from stardust under the skilled hands of sculpture artist Flaminio Bertoni. Bertoni presented his masterpiece at the 1955 Salon de l'Automible in Paris to much accolade, the DS awarded him a seat with the Masters of Design and propelled the automotive industry into a revolution of spontaneous culture of motion.
We are facing a cross roads, there was a time when we drove cars not only as transportation but for the sheer joy of accelerated movement. Today designers and engineers are busy trying to figure out ways that the car will drive us! The trade off of control and empowerment, for that of leisure and pampering will certainly have an impact on future generations..
Personal thoughts and observations of the Cultural Revolution brought by the Automobile.