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

10 Iconic Dieter Rams Designs From a Store That Sells His Classics

It's difficult to express the timeless influence Dieter Rams has had on the world of design. From the iPhone in your pocket to the clock on your wall, his elegant and simple voice is everywhere. The only problem with Dieter Rams-designed products? They're almost impossible to find. » 8/07/13 9:01am 8/07/13 9:01am

Dieter Rams Reissues His Rare (But Classic) Modular Chair

We have Jony Ive to thank for launching Dieter Rams to upper stratosphere of popular culture, so most of us are more familiar with his electronics than his furniture. But today, Rams introduced a reengineered version of a lesser known masterpiece: the modular 620 Chair Program. » 5/09/13 5:31pm 5/09/13 5:31pm

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

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

Spotify Box Radio Uses RFID Tagged-Discs to Get the Party Started

Give me Jordi Parra's Spotify Box working prototype over a Sonos or Onkyo receiver any day of the week. In fact, I might just try making one myself, by adding RFID tags to little wooden discs that can be slid inside the Spotify radio. » 4/05/11 5:00am 4/05/11 5:00am

Design Should Not Dominate People. It Should Help People

I can listen to Dieter Rams talking about anything for hours. However, from this new and fascinating seven minute video, I would like to focus on the quote above. Watch it in context, and enjoy: » 7/15/10 3:00am 7/15/10 3:00am

Gifts for Design Lovers and Jon Ive Wannabees

I go through the world marveling at the objects around us—from lamp posts to toothbrushes to buildings to sailboats—looking for details, craftsmanship, function, beauty, and purpose. If you know someone nutters like that, here are some gift ideas: » 11/26/09 10:00pm 11/26/09 10:00pm