model of the teardrop car

Norman Bel Geddes


American designer, born Norman Geddes in Adrian, Michigan. Known for stage, set and product design.

Set design (small selection):

Metropolis City of 1960 (designed in 1936)

General Motors pavilion for the 1939 New York Worlds Fair aka Futurama

The concept of tomorrows for the 1936 production of HG Wells’ Things to Come

Industrial designs and companies he worked for  (small selection):

Case for IBM Harvard Mark 1

Radios for RCA

Airliner Number 4

Streamline ‘teardrop’ car



Horizons 1932

Banner image ‘Teardrop’ streamline car CC BY SA 3.0 A Van Dyke



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