In an era where bad news seems to multiply in scope and complexity like mops in Disney’s Fantasia, let us soothe you with something very simple and very lovely: a new exhibition celebrating the works of Marcello Gandini.
The gist of the exhibition is that, even though Gandini’s standout cars… well, stood out, there’s so much more to his artistry than creating beautiful lines for thrusting supercars. In fact, some of Gandini’s favourites are also some of his most unassuming.
It’s all in the name of the exhibition – ‘Marcello Gandini: Hidden Genius’. It’s not that Gandini himself is anything approaching hidden; rather, it’s an exhibition that celebrates the hidden genius that can be overpowered by the sheer jaw-dislocating beauty of his designs. Moreover, it takes time to showcase his lesser-known moments of genius, hidden inside the seemingly simple and utilitarian designs that can too easily be taken for granted.
That’s not to say there’s any lack of almost salaciously attractive metal in the mix, though – have a look at some of what’s on offer…
Photos: Margherita Borsano for National Automobile Museum in Turin