This November, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition surveying the career of one of the most influential industrial designers living today: Dieter Rams. ‘Principled Design’ presents the prolific body of work he has produced – from radios, clocks, and cameras to kitchen appliances and furniture – and examines the longevity and impact of his design philosophies. From his earliest years designing for German manufacturer Braun to his ongoing projects with Vitsœ, the furniture company he co-founded in 1959, the exhibition celebrates his distinctive approach to integrating form, material, and colour to create designs that are both functional and beautiful.
If you are unable to attend this exhibition, we have a number of excellent books on Rams and his design output including ‘Less but Better’ (see below for details).
Until April 14, 2019
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Collab Gallery, Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130