Wiking (#099096) 1/87 (HO) Scale
Louis Lucien Lepoix 5-Piece Commerative Set
Includes the following models:
Since 1962 Louis Lucien Lepoix gave all Schlüter tractors their powerful appearance. The French engineer and designer Lepoix (1918-1998) is considered one of the most productive industrial designers ever; in 1947 he started drawing his first vehicles in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance under the name of Esthétique Technique or Technisch Künstlerische Beratung.
In 1952 Lepoix chose Baden-Baden for his residence and work location. From this time on his design studio, Form Technic International (FTI Design) worked with the most famous automakers of that decade. In retrospect, the fact that so many brands originated from the same pen shows how little the commercial vehicle industry relied on its own designers' creativity.
It is in this regard that Lepoix was so influential, particularly in truck design for the era of cubic cabs. It's hard to believe that he also created the legendary Kienzle parking meter and the Bic cigarette lighter, both instantly recognisable.
Today the Schlüter bonnet in Art Déco style is considered to be a consummate design icon, an agricultural dream as it were, with more than a few aficionados maintaining that it should be numbered among the masterpieces of German industrial design.
Item Number: 099096
First arrived: 1/29/2020
Added to catalog: 12/18/2019
Recommended Age: 14 and up