Get to Know: Dieter Rams
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.
- On the 50th anniversary of Dieter Rams's 620 modular seating, Vitsoe has introduced a re-engineered version of the modern classic.
- Making its only American stop in San Francisco, the wonderful show Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams opened this week at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
- 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.
- A unique online shop that sells only Dieter Rams designs for Braun and Vitsœ, plus vintage Braun electronics issued between 1955 and 1995.
- With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
- Display your prized collections elegantly with wall-mounted shelves. From custom outfits to modular installations, we share seven solutions for hanging storage.