The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

These incredible works of the 86-year-old German-born designer Luigi Colani reveal vehicles, homes, tools and machines from the future.

A Colani-BMW 700, the world's first car with a self-supporting plastic monocoque car body, 1963

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

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Colani C-Form, 1968

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

Poly-Cor plastic chair, 1968

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

A spherical kitchen, 1968

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

A Le Mans prototype from 1970, with the engine and cam shaft of a Lamborghini Miura

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

Pool, a modular living interior with sled-like table elements for the German Rosenthal, 1971

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

Learn Egg, a prototype for a polyester learning capsule for Flötotto, Germany, 1971

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

A motorcycle, 1973

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

A mega-passenger aircraft, based on the shape of the Megalodon shark, 1977

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

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A portable television with tilting screen and telescopic antenna integrated into the handle, 1977

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

A hovercraft, using a Wankel motor, 1978

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

HM-1, a wind tunnel model for a magnetic levitation train. Fin-shaped steering gear produces the requisite downforce, 1978

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

New RS, 1978

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

A mega-transport aircraft, 1978

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Truck 2001, built on the platform of a Mercedes-Benz 1729 truck, 1978

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

Tombo helicopter concept, 1978

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

A coal-dust-powered steam locomotive for the Baikal-Amur line, 1979

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

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Study for a Mach 5 passenger aircraft, 1983

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

Canon T90 and T99, two prototypes from 1983

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The "Leda", an ekranoplan designed in 1983

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

FROG, an underwater camera study for Canon, 1984

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

A Ford prototype with a 3.5L V8 engine, 1989

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

Train of Tomorrow, designed for the German National Railway, 1989

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

Ferrari Testa d'Oro, with a 5.0 Ferrari V12 engine. It broke a land speed record in its class in 1991, reaching 218 mph (351 km/h), designed in 1989

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

An ergonomic PC from 1992

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

TV design for RFT Strassfurt, 1994

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

DAF Aero 3000, from 2001 and the Spitzer-Silo Truck, designed in 2002

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

A Schimmel Pegasus Grand Piano. Only 14 were built.

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Rotor House with a 64 sq ft (6 sqm) cylinder containing a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, 2004

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

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Colani Super Truck, 2006

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

The Bulging, Twisty Future, As Imagined by Designer Luigi Colani

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The photos are from Carstyling, Colani and Colani.org, except when noted otherwise.