Exquisitely produced to reflect Dieter Rams' aesthetic philosophy, this book presents highlights from a forty-year career designing iconic consumer products that enhance our daily lives.
Author: Cees W. De Jong
Exquisitely produced to reflect Dieter Rams' aesthetic philosophy, this book presents highlights from a forty-year career designing iconic consumer products that enhance our daily lives. For decades, anyone who cared about product design looked to the Braun label when choosing their appliances, radios, and other consumer items. Now Dieter Rams, the guiding force behind the Braun look, breaks down his design principles and processes in this elegant book. Enumerating each of his ten principles such as good design is innovative; good design is aesthetic; good design is useful, etc., this book presents one hundred items that embody these guidelines. Readers will find items that are familiar such as the ubiquitous coffee grinder but also those that are more unusual such as shelving systems and cigarette lighters. A fascinating essay places Dieter Rams in the context of modern design, from Bauhaus to Philip Johnson. Archival materials include photos of Rams' design team and excerpts from his publications and speeches. The book closes with a chronological overview of design icons, categorized by function, that show the enormous breadth of Rams' vision. Taken together, these images and texts offer the most comprehensive overview of Dieter Rams' work to date and will serve as both a reference and an inspiration for anyone interested in how and why good design matters.
Rather, the book explores the ideas, criteria, and methods behind Rams's creations and reveals how a shifting culture of product manufacturing gave rise to universal design benchmarks.
Author: Dieter Rams
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
The new edition of the benchmark work originally published by the Dieter and Ingeborg Rams Foundation and Jo Klatt. Less but Better does not set out to be a complete documentation of Dieter Rams's body of work, nor does it claim to tell the full story of the company Braun. Rather, the book explores the ideas, criteria, and methods behind Rams's creations and reveals how a shifting culture of product manufacturing gave rise to universal design benchmarks.
Dieter Rams is one of the most influential product designers of the twentieth century.
Author: Sophie Lovell
Publisher: Phaidon Press
" "Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design" – Dieter Rams. Dieter Rams’ life and work are indelibly linked to his thoughts about how people live, and how they can live better. Products he designed in the 1960s are still being produced and sold today – only one demonstration of the strength of his work. This comprehensive monograph covers both Rams’ life and his work, as well as his ideas on good design, which continue to inspire designers and consumers today. A personal foreword by Jonathan Ive evokes the influence that Rams has had on his own work and, by extention, the objects with which so many of us share our everyday lives. An introduction and an essay by Klaus Kemp tell the story of Rams’ early life, his training as an architect, and the intellectual context in which his ideas were developed. The next four chapters examine Rams' work and his life – which are more or less synonymous – in depth. This includes his role at Braun as well as the work he did for the furniture company Vitsoe. Each chapter includes sketches, prototypes, finished products and the marketing for those products, giving a complete picture of Rams’ work and its context. Two other chapters in this section present Rams’ own house, the only work of architecture that he completed, and examine the products he designed at the level of detail, a crucial aspect to his work. A further chapter examines Rams’ "ten commandments" of good design and his credo, "less but better", in the context of his role as head of design at Braun, and a final chapter explores his legacy in the work of contemporary designers including Naoto Fukasawa, Jonathan Ive, Sam Hecht, and Konstantin Grcic. This beautifully designed book includes a wide variety of visual material, including sketches and technical drawings, photographs of Rams’ work as well as his life, archival material from both Braun and Vitsoe, Ingeborg Rams’ subtle photographs and Vitsoe’s playful graphic design and advertising. This book will appeal not only to fans of Dieter Rams’ work, but to everyone drawn to the message behind his "ten commandments" of good design – which are really ideas about how we can all live better and more sustainable lives. "
Design for sustainable change Sustainability and design good do sustainable
design Dieter Rams' ten principles for good design (right) In the early 1980s, the
celebrated product and furniture designer Dieter Rams asked himself the
Author: Anne Chick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Design for Sustainable Change explores how design thinking and design-led entrepreneurship can address the issue of sustainability. It discusses the ways in which design thinking is evolving and being applied to a much wider spectrum of social and environmental issues, beyond its traditional professional territory. The result is designers themselves evolving, and developing greater design mindfulness in relation to what they do and how they do it. This book looks at design thinking as a methodology which, by its nature, considers issues of sustainability, but which does not necessarily seek to define itself in those terms. It explores the gradual extension of this methodology into the larger marketplace and the commercial and social implications of such an extension.
Inspiration from the Best Web Design Trends, Themes and Styles Patrick McNeil
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Author: Patrick McNeil
Publisher: HOW Books
Discover the latest trends in web design! Looking for inspiration for your latest web design project? Expert Patrick McNeil, author of the popular Web Designer's Idea Book series, is back with all new examples of today's best website design. Featuring more than 650 examples of the latest trends, this fourth volume of The Web Designer's Idea Book is overflowing with visual inspiration. Arranged categorically, this fully illustrated guide puts important topics like design styles, elements, themes and responsive design at your fingertips. This new volume also includes a detailed discussion of portfolios to help you stay ahead of the pack and keep your portfolio fresh and relevant. The world of web design is constantly reinventing itself. Stay on top of what's hot with the latest installment of this indispensable reference.
Dieter Rams: ten principles for good design Good design is innovative: The
possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological
development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But
Author: Michael Salmond
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book will help you design media that engages, entertains, communicates and 'sticks' with the audience. Packed with examples of groundbreaking interactive design, this book provides a solid introduction to the principles of interactive communication and detailed case studies from world-leading industry experts. The Fundamentals of Interactive Design takes you step by step through each stage of the creative process – from inspiration to practical application of designing interfaces and interactive experiences. With a visually engaging and exciting layout this book is an invaluable overview of the state of the art and the ongoing evolution of digital design, from where it is now to where it's going in the future.
Rams is best known for his Ten Principles of Good Design: 1) Good design is
innovative; 2) Good design makes a product useful; 3) Good design is aesthetic;
↰ Chair Programme by Dieter Rams for Vitsoe (ID595). © Vitsoe. The design and
Author: Lukas Feireiss
Publisher: Frame Publishers
Generational dialogues between 40 world-renowned creatives exploring how the creative legacy of previous generations is being reinterpreted over time. Description What is this phenomenon we call ‘legacy’? This intangible inheritance that we eventually leave for our posterity? Is it the creative and intellectual heritage that one generation passes on to the next? Conceived by Lukas Feireiss, the book at hand tries to probe this open question by engaging in critical dialogue different generations of creatives, connectors and thinkers alike. In some cases, between inherent legacy of parent and child, in many cases between mentor and students, or simply between friends. The more than 40 illustrious contributors to this dialogue derive from an array of fields of knowledge and experience. Their stories often provide very personal insights into their work and life. They also reveal a broader perspective on the overall realms of art, design, architecture, music, literature, photography and curation in the 20th and 21st century. With contributions by Olafur Eliasson and Einar Thorsteinn, Lukas Feireiss and Ai Weiwei, Charlie and Rem Koolhaas, Francesca Gavin and Kerry James Marshall, Sophie Lovell and Dieter Rams, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Yona Friedman, Shumon Basar and Ken Adam, Carson Chan and Phyllis Lambert, Rachel and Daniel Libeskind, Andres Ramirez and Denise Scott Brown, Aric Chen and Arata Isozaki, Ahmir Questlove Thompson and George Clinton and many more.
See Exhibit 2 for Rams ' 10 commandments of good design . ... ( See Exhibit 3 , “
The Principles of Braun ' s Corporate Identity . ” ) In Rams ? COMPANY
BACKGROUND : BRAUN BY DESIGN Braun AG began as a family - owned radio
Author: Robert A. Burgelman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Burgelman, Maidique, and Wheelwright have written the market leading text for a course in technology and innovation. This text covers the latest research by using a combination of text, readings, and cases. Based on reviewer response to a survey, the authors have updated many of the cases and instructors found outdated or lacking. As in the current edition, the book has a strong case foundation at Harvard and Stanford. Classic cases such as Claire McCloud have been kept, while newer cases such as Intel Corporation in 1999 have been added. There is also a strong set of readings from sources such as Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, and Sloan Management Review.
Braun ' s 10 Principles of Good Design 1 . Good design is innovative 2 . Good
design enhances the usefulness of a product 3 . Good design is aesthetic 4 .
Good design displays the logical structure of a product ; its form follows its
function 5 .
Author: Margaret Bruce
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
Trends indicate that design expertise is increasingly outsourced by companies, therefore effective management of design alliances is important to commercial success. This book examines how companies can manage design and creativity successfuly.
10 . Good design is minimal design . " Braun has an uncompromising
commitment towards the pursuit of excellence in ... Dieter Rams Braun ' s Chief
Designer EXHIBIT 3 The Principles of Braun ' s Corporate Identity “ Braun
regards the ...
Author: Kim B. Clark
Argues that a company's capability to conceive and design quality prototypes and bring a variety of products to market more quickly than its competitors is increasingly the focal point of competition. The authors present principles for developing speed and efficiency.
Based on the 10 principles of good design by Dieter Rams this book discovers the roots of Limburg's top design of the last 25 years.
Author: Veerle Windels
Based on the 10 principles of good design by Dieter RamsAn overview of 25 years of design featuring Martin Margiela, Raf Simons, Dirk Bikkembergs and with contributions by Jesse Brouns, Veerle Windels, Hettie Judah, Virginia Tassinari, Nik Baerten Despite its limited number of inhabitants and rather small surface, the Belgian province of Limburg has a great number of designers with an international reputation. Based on the 10 principles of good design by Dieter Rams this book discovers the roots of Limburg's top design of the last 25 years. With famous names such as Martin Margiela, Raf Simons, Bram Boo, Dieter Bikkembergs and Pieter Stockmans but also unknown or almost invisible design. Text in English and Dutch.