Dieter Rams - amazing, simple design!

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  1. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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    Dieter Rams - incredible designer. He designed so many amazing items, so beautifully and so simply. Dieter inspired Jonathan Ive, who's name is synonymous with everything Apple.

    Dieter Rams - I cannot say enough good things about this guy - look at the simplicity & beauty of his works; form, function, balance, simplicity. The objects speak to you:

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    Now follow this link, for the "Ten commandments of design":

    http://www.vitsoe.com/en/gb/about/dieterrams/gooddesign

    And a brilliant 5 minute video interview with Dieter Rams:

    http://vimeo.com/7308847
     
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    Yeah they tell me "I'm outdated, you should upgrade". :D jk of course.
     
  3. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Did you mean "I'm outdated, I should upgrade"? :D

    Imagine if you had a couple of each of these - you could sell one of each, and upgrade yourself to almost every Mac in production!. Amazing design aesthetics, though. I recommend watching "Objectified" - a documentary that has segments with both Rams & Ives talking about their work - VERY VERY VERY good movie!.
     
  4. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    This thread is out of nowhere but people should understand that no one has had more influence over Apple's design than Dieter Rams. Rams' was Ive's main influence and you can see it in Apple's minimalistic designs.

    Go check out Rams' 10 principles to design. These should not only be applied to design but life itself if you can understand that.
     
  5. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I couldn't agree more - I know very little of Dieter Rams, but what I have seen has truly inspired me; he is a legend, and so is Ive, whom he inspired!.
     
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    I know very little about this gentleman too, but her certainly knows how to make any product like an oblong box.

    Ok, how do you make a nice radio Mr Rams?

    "Well first I will make a box, then i put the components in and make little holes wherever the speaker ends up".

    :p
     
  7. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think there's probably a little more to it than that.
     
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    An interesting interview with Dieter Rams, published in the FAZ (in German language):

    Interview

    Interestingly Dieter acknowledges Steve Jobs as one of the few personalities in the tech industry who take simple and easy to use designs seriously.
     
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    This man clearly inspired the PC industry, beige box and all. :p


    But seriously, Dieter is an inspiration. Sometimes, simple is difficult.
     
  11. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    If he was such a hotshot he would have made the iphone back when he was creating all of those aesthetically dysfunctional radios.

    :p
     
  12. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    those are some pretty cool retro gadgets......of course the thread title seems slightly misleading all I can visualize is an advertisement selling weight loss suppositories LOL
     

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