Posts Tagged with “Industrial Design”

Naoto Fukasawa: Hiroshima Chair

Here’s a great video of Naoto Fukasawa speaking about the elegant Hiroshima chair that he designed for Maruni. The video also gives a glimpse into the craftsmanship that goes into making the chair.

Vitsœ Tumblr

Vitsoe Tumblr

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.

Braun TG 60

Braun TG 60

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.

Dieter Rams Sketches

Dieter Rams Sketches

These are sketches by Dieter Rams from the 50s and 60s that were published as part of an interview with Domus Magazine in 1984. Incredible how the final designs are very similar to these sketches.

Via Iain Claridge

Dieter Rams’ 1976 Speech

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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.

Das Programm

Dam programm braun rams

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.