When F.A. Porsche was born into the Porsche family, it was hard to avoid the family business. However, Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche sure did his part by designing the eventual Car Of The Century: the Porsche 911.
“To create an automobile is the dream of every designer,” Porsche said in Graphis Magazine, Issue 258. “It’s rarely realized. In reality one [normally would content] himself with designing variations on existing models.”
The vehicle became the embodiment of the modern sports vehicle.
But F.A. Porsche had other ambitions. In 1972, he established the Porsche Design Studio in Austria. In the decades that followed, he designed numerous classic men’s accessories, such as watches, eyeglasses, and writing instruments. All were created and marketed worldwide under the Porsche Design brand.
There was also a large number of industrial products, household appliances, and consumer goods that were developed under the Design by F.A. Porsche brand for internationally known clients. Porsche Design is still active, and its products can be found in stores worldwide.
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