Robert Opron Retrospective Now in Luxembourg

A few days ago, the Conservatoire National de Véhicules Historiques (CNVH) in Diekirch/Luxembourg opened its doors to host the retrospective about the famous french automobile designer Robert Opron. Under the title “The Tenderness of the Absolute”, the exhibition will present about 20 vehicles for which Opron was responsible, combined with personal drawings, designs and also “maquettes”, smaller-scaled concepts by Opron.

“The tenderness of the absolute” – This powerful quote by Robert Opron reveals a profound philosophical view of automotive design and creation.

Here he expresses the idea that true masterpieces of automotive design contain a kind of “tenderness” or attention to detail in their conception and implementation.

It is the idea that behind the outward appearance of a car there is a deep, almost romantic connection between designer and work. This “tenderness of the absolute” is a reminder that an exceptional automotive design is not just a string of shapes and lines, but an expression of dedication and passion for creating something truly extraordinary.

It is a call to appreciate perfection and elegance in design that goes beyond the practical and elevates the automobile to an art form.

The special exhibition at the national historic vehicle museum (CNVH) in Diekirch / Luxembourg pays tribute to the life and work of the designer, who is considered one of the great creative geniuses of the last century.

The retrospective is a joint project of:

* Amicale Robert Opron, an association dedicated to the preservation of knowledge about Robert Opron and his creations
* Conservatoire National de Véhicules Historiques (CNVH)
* L’Aventure Peugeot Citroën DS and its Conservatoire Citroën, the collection of the heritage of the brand
* Amicale Citroën Internationale (ACI), the association of all Citroën car clubs world-wide
* André Citroën-Club, Germany’s biggest enthusiast club for Citroën vehicles from 1919 until today

and under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg.

You can experience this retrospective until May 11, 2025.

For more details on tickets, travel, etc., please visit the museum’s website:

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