Deiter Ram - 'Less is More'

Braun Minimalism

Exhibition at Design Museum, London  Ends March 2010.

As head of design at Braun, the German consumer electronics manufacturer, Dieter Rams emerged as one of the most influential industrial designers of the late 20th century by defining an elegant, legible, yet rigorous visual language for its products. The exhibition will showcase Rams’ landmark designs for Braun and furniture manufacturer Vitsœ, examine how Rams’ design ethos inspired Braun’s entire product range for over 40 years, and assess his lasting influence on today’s design landscape.

 Also at the Design Museum is a very good online resource for researching design history.  Well worth a click!

We were browsing this morning and came across this site at thoughtful.squarespace.com

Dieter Rams' ten principles of good design

Good design is innovative.
Good design makes a product useful.
Good design is aesthetic.
Good design makes a product understandable.
Good design is unobtrusive.
Good design is honest.
Good design is long-lasting.
Good design is thorough down to the last detail.
Good design is environmentally friendly.
Good design is as little design as possible.