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Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

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Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

*  1935 Stuttgart - lebt in Zell am See -

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of the founder of Porshe and son of the founder of the Porsche sports car division was born in Stuttgart in 1935. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche served an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering with Bosch in Stuttgart. From 1957 Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was enrolled as a student at the Hochschule for Gestaltung (HfG) in Ulm. By 1958 Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was working in the Porsche construction division and, from 1962 until 1972, he was head of the Porsche design division. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche had a hand in designing nearly all the signature Porsche racing cars and sport cars of the 1960s, including the "904 Carrera" (1963) and the legendary Porsche "911" (1964). By 1972 Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was more than ready to branch out professionally as a designer so he set up the Porsche Design Studio, which he moved to Zell am See in Austria in 1974. In the years that followed the move, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche designed a great many lifestyle products and stylish mensware accessories, including wristwatches, glasses, and fountain pens. In addition, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche has extended his design activities to utilitarian wares and household appliances. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche's distinctive designs are instantly recognizable for clear, elegant, and technically perfected form.