Gary Hustwit, the director of the documentaries Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized, is directing the first feature-length documentary about the life of legendary product designer, Dieter Rams. He has put together a Kickstarter to fund the rest of the filming and production. The backer rewards are great, including posters designed by Michael C. Place of Build. This is a great project that will preserve Rams’ life and work. I’ve backed it.
The documentary will include in-depth conversations with Dieter, and detail the process behind some of his most iconic designs. We want to get past the legend of Dieter, and get into his philosophy, process, inspirations, and even his regrets.
Geometry Club is an Instagram based project by Dave Mullen that collects architectural photographs taken using two specific guidelines:
– Your apex needs to be aligned centrally on both the X and Y axis.
– Edges should fall off the image at the same point, symmetrically.
Just follow these two rules, and tag your image with #geometryclub to be featured. The results are beautiful.
Japanese furniture company Conde House has collaborated with designer Naoto Fukasawa on a new collection of chairs and tables called Kamuy.
Another wonderful series by Fukasawa that showcases his minimal design, and high-quality craftsmanship.
The great Naoto Fukasawa has designed a series of kitchen appliances for Muji, that are now available in the US, and will be in the UK in the fall. The entire collection is super minimal and functional, but I’m in love with the toaster. Definitely going to replace my current toaster.
Muji has had a full line of kitchen appliances available for a while in Japan, and it seems like they’re going to start bringing more of the products to the US and Europe. Good news for us.
Read more about the collection on Dezeen.
Wonderful identity design by Atlas for the Barcelona Design Museum. You can see more of Atlas’ excellent work on Facebook and Instagram.