„With the city bus to the wind turbine“
Opening December 7 / 2023
7 pm
Please register www.lepoix.info/opening
The rediscovery of the French industrial
industrial designer Louis Lucien Lepoix in Austria.

Art presentation
designforum Wien    Quartier 21, MQ
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Österreich


Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, Sun, public holiday 2 – 6 p.m.

Admission regular/reduced: 4 / 2 Euro
Free for designaustria members and Kulturpass holders

Louis Lucien Lepoix

February 4, 1918 – November 6, 1998

French engineer and designer.
Trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts Lyon
and correspondence course to become an aircraft engineer. Worked at the Institut Ampère, Lyon as early as 1936/1937.
From 1945 in Germany. With over 3,000 product designs –
including the Puch Maxi, Steyr truck, tractors and city bus, Bugatti,
the forearm rest and the BIC lighter – Louis Lucien Lepoix was
was one of the most productive industrial designers in the second half of the 20th century

1947, Lepoix founded his design studio. later he became known as FTI Design (short for Form Technik International). He went on to work for numerous well-known (particularly German) industrial companies and designed their products.

Initially, Lepoix was mainly involved with two-wheelers, such as scooters from Bastert, FAKA, Horex, Maico, Puch and Walba, as well as the 750 cc „R 12“ motorcycle from BMW in 1947. The latter caused a sensation among the public at the time due to its futuristic design. One contemporary, for example, is said to have thought „it’s from the moon“ when he saw the approaching vehicle. MORE: Louis Lucien Lepoix