Can a flattened car be considered art? Of course it can! Just ask industrial designer Ron Arad, whose smooshed Fiat 500s will be setting up shop in the Design Museum Holon in Israel for the next few months.
Arad (who also designed the museum) will showcase the crushed Cinquecenti as part of an installation called In Reverse, reports BBC Autos. Here's what they had to say:
Arad... has been working with metal for three decades, and these crushed cars are part of a recent project in which he explores, “through physical experiments and digital simulations, the way in which automobile bodies, specifically the Fiat 500, behave under compression.”
Well, now we know: like adorable little Italian metal pancakes. The exhibit also goes into how Arad crushed the cars, and it features the vintage 500’s original wooden panel-shaping mold on loan from the Fiat Archive and Museum.
It sounds like a pretty cool exhibit. If anyone happens to be in Israel, they should check it out. The exhibit runs through Oct. 19.