The studio in Mr. Rams's home in 1971

Published by Phaidon, Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible chronicles Ram’s life and development as a designer. The forward of the book is written by Apple’s Jonathan Ive.

It is worth buying the book just to read his description of his first encounter with Mr. Rams’s work, a 1972 MPZ 2 Citromatic juicer in his parents’ kitchen. “It was clearly made from the best materials, not the cheapest,” he wrote. “No part appeared to be hidden or celebrated, just perfectly considered and completely appropriate. At a glance, you knew exactly what it was and how to use it. It was the essence of juicing made material: a static object that perfectly described the process by which it worked. It felt complete and it felt right.”
New York Times, How Dieter Rams Made Braun Look Cool

The book is officially released this coming Monday and you can get it here on amazon (and many other places).

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Brian Buirge is a Pittsburgh-born freelance designer currently working towards his MFA at Kent State University.