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Zephyr Land Yacht (1936): Streamlined Design by Brooks Stevens

1936 Zephyr Land Yacht (Land Cruiser): Streamlined Design by Brooks Stevens
1936 Zephyr Land Yacht (Land Cruiser): Streamlined Design by Brooks Stevens
1936 Zephyr Land Yacht (Land Cruiser): Streamlined Design by Brooks Stevens
1936 Zephyr Land Yacht (Land Cruiser): Streamlined Design by Brooks Stevens
1936 Zephyr Land Yacht (Land Cruiser) - Inrerior
1936 Zephyr Land Yacht (Land Cruiser) - Inrerior
Model for the 1936 Zephyr Land Yacht designed by Brooks Stevens
Model for the 1936 Zephyr Land Yacht designed by Brooks Stevens
Bilder: archive.mam.org; collection.mam.org
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Zephyr Land Yacht (Land Cruiser) designed for William Woods Plankinton, Jr. by Brooks Stevens
The fluent imagination of industrial designer Brooks Stevens gave form to many things: streamlined trains and toasters, washer-dryers and the long-lasting Jeepster. But nothing that emerged from his Milwaukee studio was more distinctive, or of greater public interest, than the "land yacht" he created for millionaire William Woods Plankinton Jr.

Aerodynamic in shape but thoroughly practical, this two-part rig - a trailer pulled by a teardrop-like cab - slept six. Its lucky occupants had access to a kitchen, bathroom (with shower) and living room. The chauffeur and cook had their own bunks. From 1936 on, the yacht regularly carried its owner and his guests to and from New York and California.

The sweeping lines and sensual curves of Plankinton's wonderful toy exist today only as this 37-inch-long model, which is a highlight of the museum's new gallery of design.
Quelle: www.coachbuilt.com
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