A book which features images of hundreds of Rams’s products, his sketches and models while it elucidates his design philosophy; Dieter Rams. The definitive reference book on the legacy of Dieter Rams, visualizing and describing the timeless quality of his design philosophy. Dieter Rams has. in the more than 40 years that he spent working at braun, dieter rams established himself as ‘less and more: the design ethos of dieter rams’.

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Less and More // The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Less and More shows us the possibilities that design opens for both desgin manufacturer fhe the consumer as a means of making our lives better through attractive, functional solutions that also save resources.

Unfortunately, the exhibit in question was already held at the Suntory Museum in Osaka, Japan While the book’s title Less and More nearly demands to be mistyped as Less is More, Rams himself explained his design approach as “Weniger, aber besser,” which translates roughly to “Less, but Better,” but the book remains indicative of its title.

December 15, International Release: While successive turntables refined the language to even more pleasing forms, high end audio continued to take arms from Rams and Braun. Home About Terms of use. In the more than 40 years that he spent working at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century.


Good design is environmentally friendly. Rethinking Sitting, by Peter Opsvik Our collective backs hurt.

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Join overdesigners who stay up-to-date with the Core77 newsletter Not so long ago, in the Cameron Crow eighties of “Say Anything,” sitting down to read an encyclopedia or a dictionary would have represented the very pinnacle of uncoolness. Good design is innovative. While his audio designs were among the most memorable for those of us in North America, his work for products of the home was just as profound.

In addition to the rich visual presentation of his designs, the book contains new texts by international design experts that dietfr how the work was created, describe its timeless quality, and put it into current context.

Good design is durable. Our collective backs hurt.

Perhaps the Osaka show will eventually travel to the States, but if it doesn’t, this book does a pretty good job of covering it. Don’t have an account? Already have an account?

The opening pages of his collaboration with Kara Ahd, I Miss My Pencil, include fetishistic shots of everyday objects like kitchen knives and attache cases that the authors know and love. The book Less and More. The book itself demanded to be treated delicately and the process of reading it felt more reverent than functional.

She is well acquainted with design developments in both ,ess and the Western world and works at the Suntory Museum in Osaka. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is innovative Good design makes a product useful Good design is aesthetic Good design helps us to understand a product Good design is unobtrusive Good design is honest Good design is long-lasting Good design is consequent to the last detail Good design is concerned with the environment Good design is as little design as possible.


Book Review: Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

These days, however, a surfer can view Wikipedia intending to find some pictures of the Chicago World’s Fair and walk away Between text messages and mouse movements, repetitive injuries are on the rise and people spend increasing portions of their days on their increasingly large behinds staring into a CRT tube.

Good design is honest. Rather than working for Braun, Rams was Braun, since of rwms 1, products designed during his stay, “Rams, or teams in which Rams was a member, designed of them. Keep dssign signed in Cancel. Good design is consistent to the last detail. Even now, our new design stars can’t outrun his shadow. Good design helps a product to be understood. Adult Content This post contains adult material and may not be suitable for people under legal age. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.

She is well acquainted with moee developments in both Asia and the Western world and works at the Suntory Museum in Osaka.

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