RAMS

Dieter Rams designs for Braun and Vitsœ, between 1955 and 1995, are some of the most desirable and important examples of Twentieth Century industrial design. He Defined an elegant, legible, yet rigorous visual language in industrial design.

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system

Prompted by a friend, Rams applied for a job at the German electrical products company, Braun, in 1955. He was recruited by Erwin and Artur Braun following the death of their father and his job was to modernise the interiors of the company that was launching revolutionary electrical products.

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system

A firm believer in Functionalism, Dieter Rams rationalist vision of design is clearly represented by the phrase “Less, but Better”. “Design Should Not Dominate things. Not dominate people. It Should Help People” -Dieter Rams.

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system record player

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system record player

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system record player

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system record player

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system player

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system player

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system record player vynil

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system record player vynil wood

Dieter Rams design industrial audio system record player vynil

Dieter Rams design industrial portrait

In the 1970s, Dieter Rams asked himself, is my design good design? The answer formed his now celebrated ten principles of good design.

Good Design Is Innovative : The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself.

Good Design Makes a Product Useful : A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product while disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.

Good Design Is Aesthetic : The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products are used every day and have an effect on people and their well-being. Only well-executed objects can be beautiful.

Good Design Makes A Product Understandable : It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product clearly express its function by making use of the user’s intuition. At best, it is self-explanatory.

Good Design Is Unobtrusive : Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user’s self-expression.

Good Design Is Honest : It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept

Good Design Is Long-lasting : It avoids being fashionable and therefore never appears antiquated. Unlike fashionable design, it lasts many years – even in today’s throwaway society.

Good Design Is Thorough Down to the Last Detail : Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the consumer.

Good Design Is Environmentally Friendly : Design makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment. It conserves resources and minimises physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product.

Good Design Is as Little Design as Possible : Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.

Dieter Rams design industrial

Dieter Rams design industrial

Dieter Rams design industrial camera camara de fotos nizo

Dieter Rams design industrial braun photo camera with flash

Dieter Rams design industrial camera

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Dieter Rams design industrial

Dieter Rams design industrial

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Dieter Rams design industrial chair blue print

Dieter Rams design industrial chair

Dieter Rams design industrial chair and desk radio

Dieter Rams design industrial chair

Dieter Rams design industrial arm chair

Dieter Rams design industrial arm chair

Dieter Rams design industrial arm chair

Dieter Rams design office furniture book shelve, coffe table and sofa

Dieter Rams design industrial

 

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