Dieter Rams

We finally had the time to check out the Dieter Rams exhibition at SFMOMA this weekend.

“Widely regarded as one of the most influential industrial designers of our time, Dieter Rams produced iconic works and innovative ideas (in particular his advocacy for “less but better” design) that have proved seminal for our contemporary design culture. For more than 40 years, Rams was the lead designer for the German household appliance company Braun. He has also been the active designer for German furniture company Vitsœ since his start there in 1959. This exhibition includes more than 200 models and objects by Rams and his team, as well as contemporary designs influenced by his Ten Principles of Good Design, such as Apple computers.”

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

I was interested in seeing the exhibit because I knew that many of Apple’s designs were heavily influenced by Dieter Ram’s work.

Rule #10 of Good Design (my favorite rule):

Apple products influence by his design:

Hair dryers:

Portable TV:

Turntable and radio:

Slide projector: