There’s a month left to visit the Porsche Museum’s exhibition celebrating the work of Porsche Design across its 40-year history.
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche founded the firm in 1972, when Father Ferry decided that no family member should be involved in the management of the company. Ferdinand Piech went to Audi, while his cousin Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ decided to set up on his own, in Stuttgart.
In 1974, Butzi moved his firm to Zell am See in Austria, where it has stayed. A string of design successes would follow: the world’s first black timepiece, the legendary exclusive spectacles and a cornucopia of consumer goods, that brought the Porsche name in from the garage to the home. Ferdinand won numerous honours and awards for his work as a designer.
The Porsche Museum is using the anniversary exhibition as an opportunity to extend its tour programme. At 15:00 on Wednesdays and Sundays, visitors can experience this special exhibition as a one-hour themed tour for just €4 each. The Porsche Centre Store offers a 10% discount on Porsche Design products with presentation of a museum entrance ticket.
Porsche Design 40Y – The Book has been published to coincide with the anniversary in both German and English. Over 570 pages long, it gives a unique insight into the history of Porsche Design.
The Porsche Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 09:00 to 18:00. Admission is €8 for adults, €4 for concessions. Further information on Porsche AG’s Museum website page. The Porsche Design exhibition runs until February 17, 2013.