10 Principles of Good Design – Dieter Rams
Happy 80th Birthday Herr Rams!
Dieter Rams 1976’ Speech: Design by Vitsœ
The majority of products that we encounter in our day-to-day lives scream for attention or try to impress us with their magnificence or miniscule size. These objects try to dictate our relationships with them. Good design creates powerful long-lasting relationships with products as good design creates objects with balanced proportions; at Vitsœ we go further by trying to create objects in balanced proportion with people.
You can read the full speech here: vitsœ
less is more – Mies van der Rohe
less is a bore – Robert Venturi
less but better – Dieter Rams
Braun L 450/TG 60/TS 45 by Dieter Rams
In the mid-1960s it was unusual to say the least in Germany to hang a hi-fi system on the wall like a painting, but today brands such as Band & Olufsen do so as a matter of course. Naturally, the Braun modules can also be placed horizontally on a table or on a shelf but only on the wall do they develop their greatest appeal.
L 450: flat loudspeaker / TG 60: tape recorder / TS 45: control unit