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Exhibition: Form Equals Function – Design by Studio F.A. Porsche


designforum Wien

Museumsplatz 1, Hof 7

1070 Vienna


Mon – Fri 10.00–18.00
Sat, Sun, Holidays 14.00–18.00


Price: 4 €
Reduced price: 2 €
designaustria members: 0 €

„Good design must be honest“, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (1935-2012) always emphasized. He designed the first Porsche 911 in 1963 and founded the Studio F. A. Porsche in 1972. The design studio still follows his philosophy today. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a 1:3 scale model of the historic Porsche 911 that already embodies all the design principles to which the studio still feels committed today. Using current products, the exhibition also shows that these principles also have their design relevance in other industries.

The design principle “form follows function” was coined by the American architect Louis Henry Sullivan (1856-1924) and later became the creed of many generations of designers. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, on the other hand, was of the opinion that form should not follow function, but that the two should meet at eye level: Form and function only unfold their effect in interaction and receive their meaning through the other.