From 1955 to 1995, Dieter Rams was the head of design for German electronics manufacturer Braun and was (still is) one of the most influential industrial designers of the late 20th century. Living by a set of ten principles for good design, Rams, who worked with an obsessive attention to detail, designed products where simplicity and functionality were key, the result being beautifully clean and easy to use consumer goods.
Good news. There’s a forthcoming Dieter Rams exhibition at the Design Museum (London) starting the 18th November and running to 14th March 2010. The exhibition showcases Rams’ landmark designs for Braun and furniture manufacturer Vitsœ.
Really looking forward to this – if you want to see more Rams products then there’s a flickr pool just for that. To find out more about the man himself, there’s a great write up on the Design Museum’s website.