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Du Dessin au Design (From Drawing to Design) Philippe Charbonneaux

Du Dessin au Design (From Drawing to Design) Philippe Charbonneaux
NOTE: this is a French language title, and is excluded from Veloce's special offers and discounts

By Hervé Charboneaux
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22.9x29.6cm • 224 pages • 394 colour pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845849-28-3

£ 50.00 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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• Be amazed at the number of significant car designs pennned by Charbonneaux
• Be inspired by many extroadinary concept vehicles he imagined
• From trucks to televisions, there were no limits to Philippe’s design portfolio


Only available direct from official UK distributor Veloce Publishing (

Philippe Charbonneaux worked with some of the world’s great car and truck manufacturers. He designed many iconic cars such as the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, the Delahaye 235, Presidential Citroëns and even the Renaults 8 and 16 Berline. Other designs included the Pathé Marconi and Berliet Stradair trucks. A Limited Edition of 1005 copies.

Note: this title is in French


Who better than Hervé Charbonneaux to relate the exceptional career and work of his father, Philippe Charbonneaux? Consider it done! Here, available at last, is the essential reference work.
A designer ahead of his time, Philippe Charbonneaux made his first sketches in 1927. In 1946 he began his professional career with Delahaye in Paris, and then contributed to the design of some of Renault’s flagship models, before embarking on an adventure across the Atlantic with General Motors in Detroit.
Although cars remained the love of his life, Philippe Charbonneaux, a human chameleon who was in turn a painter, illustrator and even a motoring journalist, would set himself no limits and went on to explore many different areas, including advertising, aviation, furniture and more besides.
Discover or relive the epic tale of this indefatigable designer and visionary, thanks to this magnificently illustrated new publication.
"Du Dessin au Design" ("From Drawing to Design") by Hervé Charbonneaux

Independent Reviews

this book is all about design, and you get a great deal of that within its hardback covers: literally hundreds of the most flamboyant, daring, dramatic and, yes, uniquely French works of style you’ve ever seen

It’s a picture book if you don’t speak French, but what a picture book ... The lasting impression is of the memoirs of a skilled romantic, rather than a generator of design icons. Du Dessin Au Design feels more like a gallery exhibition than a design catalogue.
Classic Cars

well-produced and intelligently illustrated ... For fans of the grotesque, the vulgar and the just plain weird, it is highly recommended.
The Automobile


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