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Basel, 31 August 2017

MCH Group launches Grand Basel as first global salon for the world’s most important automobiles.
Grand Basel

Press Release

Basel, 31 August 2017

Grand Basel: Design icons and visions of the automotive future convey a unique exhibition concept.

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Photo credits: Grand Basel / diephotodesigner.com
Automobile avant-garde from the past, present and future, representing the exhibition concept of Grand Basel. In front: Rem D. Koolhaas for United Nude - Lo Res Car (2017): The polygonal design of a Lamborghini Countach abstracted to the minimal wedge shape. Back: Avions Voisin, C25 Aérodyne (1935) - an icon of automotive technology and urbanity and the favorite brand of the Swiss architect LeCorbusier.
Grand Basel: Andrea Zagato announced a tribute to the legendary brand IsoRivolta: The Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo concept.
Grand Basel Avant Première (from left to right): Stephan Peyer (Chief Development Officer, MCH Group), René Kamm (CEO, MCH Group), Rem D. Koolhaas, Andrea Zagato, Mark Backé (Managing Director Grand Basel), Giorgetto Giugiaro, Paolo Tumminelli.
Grand Basel: Giorgetto Giugiaro, „Car Designer of the Century" shows the Bertone Corvair Testudo, which he designed at the age of 24 years.
Designer Rem D. Koolhaas showed a new Lo Res car for his fashion brand, United Nude, for which he abstracted the polygonal design of a Lamborghini Countach into the most minimalist wedge shape. This masterpiece was also displayed for the first time at the avant première of Grand Basel.
Grand Basel Avant Première: René Rey, Fondation Hervé, presenting his Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne (1935) - the favorite brand of Swiss Architect LeCorbusier. In the background: the "Plan Voisin" - a radical new vision of a automobile-friendly Paris, created by LeCorbusier.
Grand Basel Avant Première: Giorgetto Giugiaro, Car Designer of the Century, and Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli in Front of Guigiaro’s early masterpiece, the Bertone Corvair Testudo from 1962.
From left: René Kamm, CEO MCH Group, Paolo Tumminelli, Chairman of the Grand Basel Advisory Board and Mark Backé, Managing Director of Grand Basel.
Paolo Tumminelli and Andrea Zagato unveil the Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Concept - but only a little: the car will be presented in full splendor in October and will be available for the first time in the Sony Playstation video game series, Gran Turismo Sport. However, Andrea Zagato dreams of presenting a real-life edition as a highlight of Grand Basel 2018.
A grand moment at the Grand Basel Avant Première: With a push of a button by René Kamm, Paolo Tumminelli and Mark Backé, the exhibition design and four programmatic automobiles are unveiled.