art and craft figoni et falaschi
Last Updated : GMT 06:41:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Art and craft: Figoni et Falaschi

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Art and craft: Figoni et Falaschi

London - Arabstoday

At a time when cars were status symbols, people treated them as such. Works of art, sculptures, creations, expressions of the designer, the craftsman, the owner — anything but just mere products. If you were a car guy in the Twenties or the Thirties, it was a time of coachbuilders, really, not carmakers. And no coachbuilder was more exclusive and more brilliant in its opulent execution than the Parisienne atelier of Figoni et Falaschi. Today, you can admire Giuseppe Figoni and Ovidio Falaschi\'s sculptures only at exclusive concours such as Pebble Beach or on the shores of Lake Como. Their bodies draping Bugatti, Talbot-Lago and Delahaye chassis fetch millions of dollars if they ever make it to an auction somewhere. All are unique one-offs: like an artist who doesn\'t replicate his own Mona Lisa, a coachbuilder never hammers the same panel twice. Instead of enamels, canvases or chisels, Giuseppe Figoni\'s art was steel. This Italian maestro moved to Paris to practice his talent of visualising exquisite flowing curves and sensational art deco lines, and bringing them to life in the metal. He certainly was no aerodynamicist, but his driving force was purely beauty. Besides just a knack for sumptuous bodywork, Figoni also demonstrated an engineering talent when he patented a disappearing sunroof and tonneau tops. But it was when he teamed up with businessman Falaschi that the two put their names together and thrived in the world of carmaking. The pre-war years were the glory days of coachbuilding (later, the money for opulence simply ran out, and the need for post-war mass-mobilisation put the artists out of work). And mirroring their own work, Figoni et Falaschi focused only on the very best: Bentley, Delahaye, Delage, Bugatti, Panhard, Alfa Romeo, and especially Talbot-Lago models. But with every creation, Figoni kept his raked, sporty windshields, and flushed everything on the bodywork right down to the door handles to create his goutte d\'eau streamlined style. This coachbuilder may be no more, but their creations still adorn some of the most sought-after automobiles in history.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

art and craft figoni et falaschi art and craft figoni et falaschi

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

art and craft figoni et falaschi art and craft figoni et falaschi

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 10:35 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Arab Today, arab today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 02:36 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today France sanctions businesses linked

GMT 01:58 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

France sanctions businesses linked
Arab Today, arab today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 02:09 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 07:22 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 07:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 20:34 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 22:38 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 16:25 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Italian bank Monte Paschi edges closer to state bailout

GMT 06:03 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Please .. Let Gaza breathe!

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 04:18 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Bella magazine appoints celebrity writer

GMT 06:00 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Childrenswear brand Once appoints Dyelog

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen

GMT 03:34 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Needle & Thread relocates press office

GMT 14:56 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Ryanair says formally recognises pilots' union

GMT 01:41 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Moroccan video sparks debate on sexual harassment
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday