Vitsœ, famous for their 606 Universal Shelving System, now has a Tumblr that showcases their 50-year-old archive. A lot of amazing stuff here.
Not much to say about the TG 60, it speaks for itself. I wish more brands would go back to a more minimal, beautiful design aesthetic like this. Apple and Nest are starting that movement, but most companies still have a long way to go. I recently had an ADT security system installed in my home, and the components are hard to look at, especially the huge keypad next to my door. It’s a shame that most companies don’t value good design.
More Braun goodness at Das Programm.
In December of 1976, Dieter Rams gave a speech titled “Design by Vitsœ” in New York City about his work with Vitsoe. He also outlined much of his design thinking, which later evolved into his 10 Principles for Good Design.
Vitsoe has released the full transcript of the speech to celebrate Rams’ 80th birthday on May 20th. It’s a must read.
This is a great idea. Das Programm is an shop that only sells objects designed by Dieter Rams that were issued between 1955 and 1995, the time when Rams was Braun’s Director of Design. It also acts as a museum of sorts, with relevant historical product details available when possible.