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
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"
Behold the “spime”: a new way of thinking about objects that presents them as immortal, evolving data rather than just physical, disposable stuff.
“Icon” is not a word to be used lightly on these pages but, on the occasion of our hundredth issue, somehow it seemed appropriate
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.
The Design Museum in London has just opened a Dieter Rams retrospective. We caught up with the German designer before the opening.
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.
Faced with the global menace of communism, the Western powers discovered that decent kitchen appliances could defeat nuclear bombs.
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.
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.