For as revolutionary a style Steve Jobs created, it wasn't derived from thin air. One of his biggest and most direct influences was Dieter Rams, a 40-year veteran designer with the Braun Company. Here are 15 of Rams' best products from our friends at Oobject.

606 Universal Shelving System - 1959

Braun Tonarmwaage - Tone-Arm Balance - 1952

ET 22 Calculator

FS 1000 Portable Television Prototype

FS 80 TV - 1964

HL 70 Desk Fan

HLD 4 Hair Dryer

LE1 Electrostatic Speaker 1959

Lectron Electrostatic Domino System - 1967

Sixtant Special SM2 5220 - 1963

SK4 Music Center - 1956

T1000 Portable Radio - 1963

T41 Radio - 1959

T52 Radio - 1961