Sunday, September 13, 2015

The French-Canadian Stylist Behind The Cordoba Was Obsessed With Car Design DNA, Tits

Jacques S. Ostiguy, an industrial designer and professor, worked for Bombardier’s Ski-Doo division and, while a student in the ’70s, in Chrysler’s styling studios. He may have been the most eccentric French-Canadian car designer you’ve never heard of.

In March 2011, David McGee, an archivist with the Canada Science and Technology Museum, was tasked with extracting artifacts from Ostiguy's two-bedroom Montreal apartment after his death.
“My God,” McGee thought. “I’ve entered the home of a crazy person.”

Read the interesting story of the eccentric who designed the Cordoba, the car that made the phrase “soft, Corinthian leather” part of the cultural zeitgeist of the ’70s

Thanks, Bruce!

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