Tuesday

Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion Car


A few weeks ago I finished another of my Invention Series hand embroidered pieces. I have admired the creative genius of Buckminster Fuller since I was in high school and learned of him in science class. This vehicle has piqued my interest since that time and I thought it would be the perfect invention to create in embroidery.

Above I told you that I made this a few weeks ago, well this is not the original. I was going to write a post about it but it sold before I could do so. I could have posted anyway, but I really wanted to have one available before I posted it in my Etsy shop.

Well here it is.

B. Fuller only made three of these vehicles and there is only one in existence and I think it is in a restoration process. This amazing car only had three wheels and was shaped like a tear drop to cut down on wind resistance. It could go 120 miles per hour and got about 30 miles to the gallon. Who would think that this 20 foot long, 6 feet tall, 1600 pound whale could do better with gas mileage then some of our more "efficient" cars? It was more like a bus then a car and I'm sure some moms would appreciate that it could carry 10 people easily. It would be a challenge to park!




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Ginny Huber said...

Wandering thoruogh blogland , Rose, i discovered your new post about the Buckminster Fuller car..I'm really inspired by your invention series. great work. I, too, have admired "Bucky" for many years!

gaby@stilelemente said...

Very cool :)

MAB Jewelry said...

Rosierose, this is absolute genius. Your embroidery always amazes me, but this is extra special.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

SO Cool! I love it, great job miss! ♥

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

So cool, Rose!

Hot Rocks said...

That is so cool! I have never heard of that vehicle before.

bethiejw said...

That's a neat embroidered piece.

Beth

bethsquilts.blogspot.com

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

Hi,
I just discovered you on etsy and am amazed by yout "Inventions" serie. What a great idea and even better execution :)

Eva Maria Keiser said...

Wonderful blog, pictures, and projects. The "Inventions" Series is super...Cheers, Eva Maria

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