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Visionary Concept Tire, 2016-2019

It was designed by Michelin. It is dated 2016-2019. Its medium is tire, touch sample.

With a form and internal structure based on coral growth, Michelin’s Visionary Concept tire combines nature-inspired design with technological innovation to offer a strong, flexible, airless tire that is 3D printed and made from biologically sourced, biodegradable materials. Michelin uses nature as a model and environmental impact as a leading consideration for mobility solutions.

It is credited Courtesy of Michelin.

  • Drawing, Concept Car, ca. 1957
  • airbrush and ink on illustration board.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Paul Herzan and from General Acquisitions....
  • 2017-18-20

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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