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28th January 2022 l For Designers l 2-3 minutes

Hello Porsche Designer! Do you know that Porsche also designs other things than their sports cars? That’s why there’s a company called Porsche Design. It celebrates its 50th birthday this year and produces cool products in the typical Porsche design. Maybe you even have some at home!

Porsche Design was founded in 1972 by the brothers Ferdinand Alexander and Hans-Peter Porsche. They were the sons of Ferry Porsche. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and his team were also responsible for the design of the famous Porsche 911. You can find out more about the Porsche family here.

Porsche Design does not design cars, but watches, pens, sunglasses, household appliances, suitcases, toys and much more. In the process, they also use materials like those used for cars. Pens are made from braided stainless steel and bags from carbon. Interesting, isn’t it?

But why is design important? As with the cars, the design of the other products should be simple and timeless. This means that you don’t just like it for a short time, but can enjoy it for many years. You could also say that good design always remains, even when time passes.

Perhaps you will discover a Porsche Design product in your everyday life. Take a look around! And if you want to find out more, come and visit the Porsche Museum! There is a special exhibition on 50 years of Porsche Design until 10th July 2022. You can find more information here.

Yours, Tom

Did you know?
There is even a Porsche Bobby Car! Porsche Design and Bobby Car have something else in common. Both companies are celebrating their 50th birthday!

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