Dieter Rams

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Birthday
20, 1932
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1932 (age 86)
Birthplace
Germany

About

An industrial designer and head of Germany's Braun corporation who developed his influential ten principles of good design.

Before Fame

He began studying at Wiesbaden School of Art, and earned practical experience as an apprentice carpenter, before joining Braun.

Trivia

His mantra of simple, functional, and unobtrusive design was taken to heart especially by apple, whose lead designer was a disciple of Rams.

Family Life

His philosophy of design was inspired by his grandfather, who often went by the principle: Less, but better.

Associated With

He praised Steve Jobs's Apple company as one of the few to do designs according to his principles.