The Design Bible

Dieter Rams is a legend, the godfather of modern industrial design. The sleek alarm clocks, hair dryers and loudspeakers he designed for Braun even inspired Apple’s design. Now Frankfurt-based design historian Klaus Klemp has published an annotated catalogue of Dieter Rams’s works, in close collaboration with the industrial designer himself. The result is a factual, almost modest documentation of the oeuvre of the eighty-eight-year-old Rams, which nevertheless – or perhaps precisely because of this approach – presents a more than impressive retrospective, fully in keeping with Rams’s motto: “Good design is as little design as possible.”

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