Iconic Fiat 500 on show at The Museum of Fashionable Artwork in New York

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The enduring Fiat 500, which introduced an inexpensive automobile with high-quality design to the lots in post-war Europe, is now a murals on show in one of many world’s prime museums.

The most well-liked 500 mannequin ever, the Fiat 500 F collection, was acquired by The Museum of Fashionable Artwork (MoMA) in New York and is now on show on the museum’s “The Worth of Good Design” exhibition in New York.

“500 is an icon of Italian type that by no means went out of trend and that over the many years gained followers all world wide due to its key options and robust character,” mentioned Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat and Abarth manufacturers. “Since 1957, Fiat 500 has at all times introduced colours and smiles to on a regular basis lives on the roads of the world, turning into an envoy of the ‘Bel Paese’ and an icon of favor and design ‘made in Italy’.”

The Worth of Good Design

Dante Giacosa designed the Fiat “Nuova” 500, which first launched in 1957. Despite its small dimension, Giacosa’s design maximized the house inside, making a surprisingly roomy inside capable of accommodate 4 passengers. The usual folding comfortable prime gave this funds automobile a contact of luxurious whereas decreasing using metal, which was very costly at the moment.

FIAT’s “nice little automobile,” with its 500cc engine and a prime pace of 59 mph (95 km/h), was an on the spot success worldwide. Greater than four million models had been constituted of 1957 to 1975, from the preliminary 500 to the Sport mannequin after which to the D, which supplied extra energy than the primary mannequin. These fashions had been adopted by the F, which holds the document for the quantity produced, by to the extra comfy L and at last the R.

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The automobile remained a mode icon by the years and, with the launch of the brand new technology in 2007, the 500 has appeared in a wide range of authentic and funky interpretations and profitable particular editions, such because the 500 by Diesel, the 500 Gucci and the 500 Riva.

Within the exhibition at MoMA, the 500 is likely one of the on a regular basis objects from home furnishings, toys and even cars that “explores the democratizing potential of design, which “championed well-designed, inexpensive modern merchandise.”

The exhibit that includes the Fiat 500 F collection might be on show by Could 27.


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