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Harry R. Schwartz

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The Hofmeister Kink

Published 22 Feb 2009. Tags: art+design, history.

Hofmeister Kink

Back in the 1960s, BMW started putting a little kink in the frames of the rear side windows of its cars, and they’ve retained this stylistic quirk ever since. The neat thing is that now everyone unconsciously associates this kink with a quality car, so virtually every other luxury car manufacturer has adopted it. You can read all about this phenomenon here. Memes are everywhere. Like in the back seat of your car RIGHT NOW LOOK OUT

Staying tangentially on the topic of design, I clearly need a new desk chair, since I just fell out of my broken one for approximately the googolth time.