How to introduce one of the most influential designers of the 20th century – one whose clear visual language has not only defined product design for decades, but also our fundamental understanding of design’s potential and function? We’re guessing our Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams book, this video podcast interview, and the exhibition at London’s Design Museum is a good start.
Less is More
About Dieter Rams
Dieter Rams (born 20 May 1932 in Wiesbaden, Hessen) is a German industrial designer and retired academic closely associated with the consumer products company Braun, the furniture company Vitsœ, and the functionalist school of industrial design. His unobtrusive approach and belief in Less, but better design generated a timeless quality in his products and have influenced the design of many products, which also secured Rams worldwide recognition and appreciation.