On my recent trip to Los Angeles, California I made sure to add a trip to the Petersen Automotive Museum to my itinerary. The Petersen Automotive Museum features three levels, each detailing the history, industry and artistry of cars!
The evolution of automobiles ties directly into art and design, which piqued my interest. From the groundbreaking motor-car to the rise of private automobile ownership, there was so much to explore on the History floor! Seeing the transition from 1930’s mobility to the glamour of 1960’s cars was a designer’s dream. The color palette of classic cars was one of my favorite aspects!
After exploring the History level, we made our way to the Industry level. The Industry level detailed how inventors, mechanics and drivers come together to push the boundaries of automotive design for everyday life. This fusion of collective ideas to create beautiful, quality cars was mesmerizing. There was so much that inspired me during my visit! Everything I do or see is potential inspiration for my design work.
Lastly, we delved into the Artistry section, which may have been my favorite! Form and aesthetic are key when designing a car; I love that different components can alter the general feeling a car can provide.
I definitely recommend taking a tour through the museum if you are in the Los Angeles area; for a quick peek to see what exhibits are currently on display, click here.