9 Dec A book which features images of hundreds of Rams’s products, his sketches and models while it elucidates his design philosophy; Dieter Rams. Less and More has 91 ratings and 1 review. In the more than 40 years that he spent working at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most. 2 Sep 1 Comment. Double review of Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams and Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible. Rams_covers.

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Open Preview See a Problem? As Little Design as Possible Amazon: German industrial designer, Dieter Rams has established himself as one of the most influential designers of the 20th century.

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In the short blurbs of text that accompany the beautiful product shots, Johnson Return to Book Page. Joel Hellermark rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Good etnos helps a product to be understood.

Dieter Rams Double Review – Less and More & As Little Design As Possible

Good Design Is Honest — It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. Studio International is published by: Better still, it can make the product clearly express its function by making use of the user’s intuition.

When a designer originates things we take for granted as having always been that way, when he makes things that are in continuous use for decades and when his influence can be seen and felt for generations afterward, it is clear that individual is practicing the profession at its highest level. Consisting of nearly pages moreit has a nearly flimsy cover lessthat comes in a box more wrapped in a plastic wrapper much more. Less and More shows us the possibilities that design opens for both the manufacturer and the consumer as a means of making our lives better through attractive, functional solutions that also save resources.


While the book’s title Less and More nearly demands to be mistyped as Less is More, Rams himself explained his design approach as “Weniger, aber besser,” which translates roughly to “Less, but Better,” but the book remains indicative of its title.

E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Leave this field blank. In addition to the rich visual presentation of his designs, the book contains new texts by international design experts that explain how the work was created, describe its timeless quality, and put it into current context.

Design Between Human and Machine. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product while disregarding anything that could anr detract from it. Not so long ago, in the Cameron Crow eighties of “Say Anything,” sitting down to read mkre encyclopedia or a dictionary would have represented the very pinnacle of uncoolness.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Splendor of French Decor. The exhibition will feature a vast array of the prolific designer’s oeuvre, framing the works within the historical context as well as presenting a small selection of contemporary works inspired by Rams’s coherent balance of aesthetics and functionality. Good design is as little design as possible. Good design makes rama product useful. I am over 18 I am under This is the price excluding shipping and handling fees a seller has provided at which the same item, or one that is nearly identical to it, desiggn being offered for sale or has been offered rans sale in the recent past.

The excellent product shots pages have been printed on a good matt art with another paper raks for the remaining photo essays. Qing rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Between the essays and possibly the main strength of the book are the photo product pages, basically electrical products for the home. Good design is environmentally friendly. Born in Wiesbaden inthe much-honored and highly distinguished designer was a graduate of the innovative Wiesbaden Werkkunstschule.



About this product Synopsis Now available again, this is the definitive reference book on the work of Dieter Rams. Good Design Is Unobtrusive — Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools.

Back to purity, back to simplicity. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design is durable. Inside it is also is printed on two kinds of paper stock, an uncoated cream sheet for the text-only pages and a matte-coated sheet of similar heft for the innumerable full-color photos.

Jesper Olivier rated it it was amazing Mar 21, In the teh film ObjectifiedRams states that Apple is the only company designing products according to his principles. The definitive book on Dieter Rams. Only well-executed objects can be beautiful. Recently, Rams’s work, as both an exceptional designer and a shepherd for exemplary brand coherence, has been reprised in the context of its influence on Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of anf design.

The book comes in a rather ordinary slip-case. Only the last two are still in production.

Rams is possibly the most well-known German industrial designer, who not only produced—or directly oversaw— the design of more than products in the course of his 40 years of service for Braun, but also established and headed a design department, which was extremely productive and made a global enterprise out of the company Radio Braun of Frankfurt.

Good Design Is Innovative — The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted.