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Original receipt and guarantee, product brochure, operating instructions and circuit diagram present; (58.5cm x 29cm x 24.5cm high)

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Manufacturer
Braun
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Braun

With his “less, but better” philosophy, Dieter Rams is one of the most influential designers to emerge in the 20th century. The pared-down designs he created during his career-spanning tenure at the German electronics company, Braun, began with his wall-mounted 606 Universal Shelving System intended for the company’s new, modern offices. His many innovations as the leader of the design team at the company paved the way for a new generation of designers focused on simplicity and practicality, including Apple’s Jonathan Ive. Rams was not only ahead of his time when it came to aesthetics; the designer has long been an advocate for the “end to the era of wastefulness,” promoting design that is as environmentally friendly as it is easy to use.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Design SocietyVictoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
2015
System Design: Over 100 years of chaos in everyday lifeMAKK – Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
2011
Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter RamsSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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1960s model SK 55 Radio-Phonograph Combination Player

With vinyl record player, three band radio, in light grey enamelled steel, beech wood sides, and plexi-glass lid
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CA
Chiswick Auctions

Original receipt and guarantee, product brochure, operating instructions and circuit diagram …

Medium
Manufacturer
Braun
Image rights
Courtesy of Chiswick Auctions
Braun

With his “less, but better” philosophy, Dieter Rams is one of the most influential designers to emerge in the 20th century. The pared-down designs he created during his career-spanning tenure at the German electronics company, Braun, began with his wall-mounted 606 Universal Shelving System intended for the company’s new, modern offices. His many innovations as the leader of the design team at the company paved the way for a new generation of designers focused on simplicity and practicality, including Apple’s Jonathan Ive. Rams was not only ahead of his time when it came to aesthetics; the designer has long been an advocate for the “end to the era of wastefulness,” promoting design that is as environmentally friendly as it is easy to use.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)