Tuesday, 29 November 2016 11:24

Dieter Rams: Modular World

Vitra Schaudepot, Weil am Rhein
18 November 2016 – 12 March 2017

Published in Diary
Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00

Dieter Rams' disciples

Vitsœ’s relationship with Dieter Rams has lasted for more than half a century and the firm remains completely faithful to his vision. The principles of adaptability and durability infuse not only the furniture, but everything from its packaging to the design of its new factory. Nowadays, we call it sustainability

Published in Features
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 17:10

Profile: Industrial Facility

The London-based product-design studio, Industrial Facility, who make prototypes of their minimalist designs out of paper, has also set up an online store to sell their creations that is intended as a "research tool"

Published in Features
Monday, 27 February 2012 16:12

Spimes: junk philosophy

Behold the “spime”: a new way of thinking about objects that presents them as immortal, evolving data rather than just physical, disposable stuff.

Published in Features
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:51

Icon Magazine

“Icon” is not a word to be used lightly on these pages but, on the occasion of our hundredth issue, somehow it seemed appropriate

Published in Icon of the Month

Dieter Rams’ 1959 modular shelving system has grown old gracefully, living up to the German designer’s high ideals of enduring simplicity, harmony and flexibility.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:45

David Kohn

I am drawn to objects that feel like they could accompany you on a journey.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Monday, 14 December 2009 18:21

Jasper Morrison

"People don't trust design - they think it's shit"

Published in Features
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 15:41

Interview with Dieter Rams

The Design Museum in London has just opened a Dieter Rams retrospective. We caught up with the German designer before the opening.

Published in NEWS
Friday, 14 August 2009 14:15


A feature film about product design is a rare thing indeed. This one is set in a strangely familiar parallel universe with an all-star cast.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 09:11

Cold War Modern

Faced with the global menace of communism, the Western powers discovered that decent kitchen appliances could defeat nuclear bombs.

Friday, 24 October 2008 09:35

Review: Cold War Modern

Faced with the global menace of communism, the Western powers discovered that decent kitchen appliances could defeat nuclear bombs, finds William Wiles.
Published in NEWS
Saturday, 24 March 2007 07:51

Less But Better | icon 030 | December 2005

An exhibition in a Kyoto temple aims to present Dieter Rams as the Zen master of product design. But the mixture of clocks, lighters and religion is fatuous at best.

Thursday, 22 March 2007 08:57

Dieter Rams | icon 010 | February 2004

Dieter Rams lives in a house he designed for himself and his wife at Kronberg, near Frankfurt, not far from the giant Braun factory complex where he worked as head of industrial design. Most of the objects in the house - the furniture, the electrical goods, the shelving and even the door handles - were designed by Rams, making it a living museum of one of the most important designers of the last century.