Ferdinand Porsche — Austrian Designer born on September 03, 1875, died on January 30, 1951

Ferdinand Porsche was an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company. He is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle, the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, several other important developments and Porsche automobiles. In addition, Porsche designed the 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen, which was the first racing car with a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout... (wikipedia)

Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.
I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.
Good design should be honest.
I came into the world at the same time as the auto, if you will.

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