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01.10.2014

Evolution of the cult model at a glance: The 911 silhouette luminaire

Exclusive accessory for lovers of Porsche

Stuttgart. The Porsche 911 represents Porsche like no other model and is the epitome of the brand. “It's driving even when it's standing still” – this is how designer Otl Aicher once described the sportscar's legendary silhouette. Porsche Driver’s Selection is celebrating the cult model with an exclusive 911 silhouette Luminaire made in Germany, which is available from October 2014 in Porsche Centres and from www.porsche.com/shop.

The acrylic-glass luminaire designed by the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See (Austria) shows the evolutionary process of the legendary sportscar using the silhouettes of different generations of the Porsche 911 from 1963 to the present day. The concept is based on the product history wall at the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Germany, which similarly features the illustrated silhouettes of various Porsche models.

The elegant luminaire comprises six acrylic-glass panels positioned one behind the other. Each of these panels is etched with a silhouette of one of the different Porsche 911 models: the Porsche 901 (1963), the G model (1973), the Porsche 993 (1993), the Porsche 996 (1997), the Porsche 997 (2004) and the Porsche 991 (2011). The individual acrylic-glass panels are formed into a single unit by an aluminium frame that runs around the edge of each panel. A black passepartout frame printed directly onto the panels brings each model masterfully to life. At a width of 60 centimetres and a height of 32 centimetres, the luminaire is a true eye-catcher for any desk.

The sportscar silhouettes can be illuminated individually, alternately or simultaneously. As soon as each model's touch-sensitive button is pressed, the corresponding silhouette and model name are lit up. A particularly effective way of viewing the evolutionary process of the Porsche 911 is to use the continuous operation mode, which displays each model in sequence.

The brightness of the LED lamp and the speed of the continuous-operation mode are controlled using the plus/minus sensor according to the respective program setting. The light is supplied by an LED strip that shines through the bottom edge of each piece of acrylic glass.

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