Falling down the back of the sofa upon death (you’ll miss me as gamerunner when I’m gone), Luigi Colani actually carked it – and was reported widely on – in September. But he’s here on the DDP now. German-born but (very) Italian of blood, Colani was one of the design world’s true mavericks. Cutting a playboy-esque figure with his cigar/shades/’tache combo, he created works that were way ahead of their time – and perhaps even ahead of our current time. Trucks that seemed to be 90% windshield, radical redesigns of Lambourghinis and BMWs (that neither company asked him for) and a 1,000-passenger jet plane. There was stuff that has already come to pass: his work for Canon in the 80s set the standard for the following three decades of camera design, both digital and film. His work with Sony did likewise for headphones.