The Technik Museum Speyer, Germany is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the “Amicale Robert Opron,” the opening of the Robert Opron retrospective on December 9, 2023 and continuing until the end of February 2024. The exhibition titled “The Tenderness of the Absolute” takes a fascinating look at the life and work of the renowned French automotive designer Robert Opron (1932-2021).
Over a period of more than four decades, Robert Opron shaped automotive design for notable brands such as Simca, Citroën, Renault, Alfa Romeo, and others with his outstanding talent. His creative creations embodied contemporary, modern style, bringing not only aesthetic innovations but also significant commercial success for the vehicle manufacturers.
“The Tenderness of the Absolute” – incidentally, a quote from Opron – complements the ongoing exhibition “Les Français” at the Technik Museum Speyer and provides a unique insight into Opron’s work. In addition to already known automobiles, designs and concepts of the visionary architect and designer will be presented for the first time in Germany. The exhibition is organized by the “Amicale Robert Opron,” a volunteer-led association of passionate automobile enthusiasts who were also connected with Opron during his lifetime.
A special focus of the retrospective is on the personality of Robert Opron, who saw himself more as an orchestrator, conductor, and guide in his role as chief designer over many years. Despite his groundbreaking contributions, Opron always remained in the background and avoided the limelight.
His unique ability to reinvent himself for each employer is reflected in his designs, which consistently represented the core and DNA of Citroën, Renault, and other manufacturers, making them unmistakable.
The Robert-Opron retrospective promises a fascinating journey through the history of his automotive design and the impressive career of a master of his craft.
Commencing on May 19, 2024, the National Automobile Museum Luxembourg in Diekirch will present a continuation of the retrospective that will provide even deeper insights into the legacy of Robert Opron.
More information: www.amicale-robert-opron.org