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SEP 27th 2019

Gary Axon

Axon's Automotive Anorak: Luigi Colani – from toothbrush to speed‑record Ferrari Testarossa

The toothbrush – an essential that we all use at least every day (hopefully) – is a disposable item that we probably don’t give much consideration to when plucking a new one from the supermarket shelves.

Inevitably there is the occasional exception to this of course, such as a  toothbrush I bought whilst living and working in Japan more than a quarter-of-a-century ago that I still own. I have never actually used this aged teeth cleaning device as it is still sealed in its original packaging, as it will remain for years to come.

What makes this toothbrush special enough to be preserved intact is the fact that it was designed by the eclectic and unique industrial designer, Luigi Colani, who sadly passed away earlier early last week at the age of 91.


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