Colani's designs, which included cars, furniture, glasses, TVs, cameras and clothes, were famous for their round, organic shapes. His career spanned several decades and continents. He worked in Germany, Italy, Mexico, the United States, Russia, as well as in China and Japan where he was well-respected.
Colani's design of the Canon T90 camera was one of his biggest successes and strongly influenced the Japanese brand's designs, dpa wrote. The designer himself said he had more than 4,000 design ideas that he put down on paper.