You don’t have to be automobile aficionado to be intrigued with the Petersen Automotive Museum’s new exhibit. Meshing industrial design and fashion with sleek and powerful car aesthetics, the new show called Disruptors showcases the work of Rem D Koolhaas and Joey Ruiter — minimalist designers whose points of view reflect art and creativity in both their form and function.

United Nude shades (Courtesy of Petersen Auto Museum)

The two designers are outside of the automotive industry, but according to Petersen, their style pieces and sculptures are nonetheless inspiring a new wave of automotive design. Koolhaus (of the brand United Nude) will showcase futuristic footwear, furniture and more, while Ruiter will show his architectural art and other objects, all with the goal of exploring the perception of cars in unconventional ways.




United Nude stiletto (Courtesy of Petersen Auto Museum)


While at the museum, check out their other new-ish exhibit, “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy,” featuring famous movie cars.

Disruptors will run through March 15, 2020. Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd. $16-$11. Children under four are free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (323) 930-CARS or

(Courtesy of Petersen Auto Museum)


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