Less and More

The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

In the more than 40 years that he spent working at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. His elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for decades, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do.

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This is the comprehensive catalogue for the successful “Less and More” exhibition on the work of Dieter Rams shown at: Suntory Museum, Osaka; Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, Design Museum, London, MAK, Frankfurt; Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul and the SFMoMA, CA.

Sophie Lovell contributed the chapter essay: “Dieter Rams: The Designer’s Designer” which looks at the influence of Dieter Rams design, methods and principles on contemporary design thinking.