Vitsœ Brings Back Dieter Rams 620 Chair Program
- German industrial designer Dieter Rams is a legend, and for good reason, thanks to his rational, less-is-more philosophy on design.
- With a bevy of design fairs taking place in New York this week, it was impossible to venture far in the city without stumbling across an exhibition of new design.
Dieter Rams designed Vitsoe's classic universal shelving system in 1960, and now you can buy a simple starter collection online. These pre-planned units come in three sizes and a hanging rail, and can be added to at any time for modular organization made easy.
- The word "icon" is thrown around rather freely in the design world, but when discussing Dieter Rams and his body of work, it is the only word that sticks.
We spoke one-on-one with industrial design pioneer Dieter Rams at a retrospective of his work now on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In his 40 years at the German company Braun, Rams saw through one of the most well-articulated complete design visions in history. From the stereos, household appliances and electronics he designed for Braun to his classic shelving system for Vitsoe, Rams's formidable fingerprints are all over post-war material culture. We asked this icon how his ten dictums of good design stand up now, how he captained Braun's ship for four decades, and who on the contemporary design scene is getting it right.
- I had the rare pleasure Friday of meeting and interviewing German industrial design legend Dieter Rams.
- Austin, Texas: Home to food trucks, live music, the first Whole Foods, and annual stomping grounds for the tech set, Austin also happens to have a kicking modern architecture scene.
- Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill.