A Simple Ceramic Watch Born From Dieter Rams' Design Philosophy

At $440 it's not the cheapest or most functional timekeeper you can strap to your wrist, but if aesthetics are your priority when buying a watch, you're not going to find anything simpler or cleaner than one created using Dieter Rams' design philosophy. » 8/15/14 5:20pm 8/15/14 5:20pm

Just Flick This Clock's Simple Face Switch To Activate Its Alarm

Dieter Rams left a lasting legacy at Braun that still influences the products the company creates today. Just take a look at this simple analog alarm clock, that's found a clever way to compete with all the other monstrous smartphone docks vying for space on your bedside table. » 3/28/14 5:20pm 3/28/14 5:20pm

11 Sleek Posters Celebrating The Design Genius Of Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams is the undisputed granddaddy of modern industrial design. The German legend's ten commandments for good design are considered gospel in the field, and his impeccable collections for Braun elevated home appliances to mass-produced art. » 12/09/13 9:00am 12/09/13 9:00am

Finally, an Electric Razor That Gets Cooler As You Shave

Shaving with an electric razor saves you the hassle of dealing with messy shaving cream and dull blades that can leave your face all cut up. But the friction generated by an electric razor's moving blades usually causes the head to heat up, which can in turn irritate a dry face. The only alternative left is to let… » 5/28/13 6:40pm 5/28/13 6:40pm

Own a Piece of Design History With Braun's Re-Released ET66 Calc

If Braun's ET66 calculator looks oddly familiar, like you've used it before, you probably have. Originally released in 1987, the ET66 shed the sliding switches of its predecessors, the ET22 released in 1976 and the ET44 released in 1978, and became an icon of product design. So much so that the iPhone's original… » 5/03/13 1:40pm 5/03/13 1:40pm

A Rare Promo Code For Stylish People Is Your Dealzmodo-Exclusive Deal…

Although the deals universe is waking up from its pre-Christmas torpor and shifting into a Boxing-week frenzy, it's a different kind of sale we're seeing. Instead of promo codes that take a percentage off everything in the store, we're seeing sale sections balloon. That means instead of deals on stuff you actually… » 12/27/12 3:00pm 12/27/12 3:00pm

This Classic Braun Desktop Fan Makes Your Sweat Look Stylish

The legendary designs of 1960s Braun gadgets show the secret to Apple's future. And if today's event includes a surprise announcement of a new Retina-display desk fan, it's a safe bet the aesthetic will echo this Dieter Rams classic. » 10/23/12 11:20am 10/23/12 11:20am

Braun (Sorta) Resurrects an Old Dieter Rams Watch Design

In 1978, Dieter Rams designed a watch for Braun that saw a limited, 3,000 unit production run. The stainless-steel DW30 featured a digital face and only two buttons, with a thick, leather band holding the timekeeper in place. Out of production since 1982, Braun has resurrected the spirit of the DW30 with the BN0076—a… » 7/01/12 6:00pm 7/01/12 6:00pm

Waking Up To Braun's Beautiful New Alarm Clock Would Make Mornings…

Thanks to Dieter Rams, Braun's classic travel alarm clock is still considered an icon of design. And while the company's newest digital alarm clocks might not be as revered one day, they're still a beautiful object to wake up too. » 4/04/12 2:40pm 4/04/12 2:40pm

Daily Desired: You Can Tell This Beautiful Braun Alarm Clock to Shut Up…

Alarm clocks—or alarm phones, if you wish—are a necessity, but that doesn't make me hate them less. During the week, I live and die by a buzzer, but on the weekend, I don't have to listen to no clock. » 1/27/12 7:00pm 1/27/12 7:00pm

15 Classic Braun Gadgets that Inspired Apple

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. » 10/21/11 7:00pm 10/21/11 7:00pm

Braun Aromaster KF 20: A Coffee Maker Only an Astronaut Could Have…

Even if it brewed the worst cup of coffee known to man, I would still drink whatever the Braun Aromaster KF 20 dripped into my cup because I'd be so hypnotized by its beauty. » 9/12/11 8:00pm 9/12/11 8:00pm

Braun's Watches are Straight Outta the Dieter Rams Design Books

Relaunching the watches line they created with Dieter Rams back in the '70s is possibly one of the greatest ideas Braun will ever have. Designed by Zeon, they're actually very Apple; almost like tiny iMacs strapped to your wrist. » 4/13/11 4:00am 4/13/11 4:00am

Braun's Classic Coffee Pot Remade for The Jetsons

Industrial design student Richard Wilson of the University of Leeds has transformed the ubiquitous Braun Aromaster KF20 with a captivating sci-fi style. No longer a coffee pot so unobtrusively formed that it stands to be ignored, Wilson's robo version pops. [Appliancist] » 8/04/10 5:20pm 8/04/10 5:20pm

Razors Under a Microscope

Maybe some tools aren't old-fashioned. Maybe they're just perfect. The inevitable tapering toward only the necessary, the honing away of all distraction. The machine at its most simple. After that, what? Easy: mass production. » 2/17/10 10:00am 2/17/10 10:00am

The Braun BodyCruzer Is Not What You Think It Is in the Thumbnail

The Braun BodyCruzer is a full body groomer, an water-proof electrical trimmer with a Gillette's Fusion razor built-in for all-purpose shaving. I will keep my manly latino chest intact, thank you very much. [Uncrate] » 4/24/09 9:20am 4/24/09 9:20am

Objectified's Wonderful Gadget-Filled Movie Poster

Hot of the presses is forthcoming design documentary Objectified's awesome one-sheet poster by Build, which is a veritable visual history of industrial design. How many silhouettes can you name? Updated with high-res file » 3/20/09 2:01pm 3/20/09 2:01pm

ReBraun MP3 Player Brings Post-War German Design to the 21st Century

Attention design nerds: prepare to drool. This ReBraun is an MP3 jukebox that's based on the "Audio 1 Kompaktanlage" designed by Dieter Rams in 1962, and it's awesome. » 3/16/09 10:30am 3/16/09 10:30am

1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple's Future

The year 2008 marks the 10th Anniversary of the iMac, the computer that changed everything at Apple, hailing a new design era spearheaded by design genius Jonathan Ive. What most people don't know is that there's another man whose products are at the heart of Ive's design philosophy, an influence that permeates every » 1/14/08 10:30am 1/14/08 10:30am