Art Center has partnered with industry for sponsored class projects since 1960. General Electric, Ford, and General Motors were some of the first businesses to collaborate with Art Center. These class exercises provide students with real world experience related to design and feedback from professionals. A number of the industrial design projects documented in our collections are sponsored, and we will periodically post examples in this blog. Sponsored projects continue today and for information on our current program, under the Educational Partnerships office, click here.
The images below are from the 1960 General Motors Turbine Car project. These images show student Leo Pruneau airbrushing a full scale rendering, and later posing with his final presentation called “Bayonne.”