13 May 2008
29 Apr 2008
There has been a small explosion in the design world as people try to draw parallels between the current design direction of Apple under Jonathan Ive and the work by Dieter Rams for Braun during the ’50s and ’60s. This ranges from the iMac, to the iPod and even to the calculator used on the iPhone.
You can read (lots) more here and here but what is beyond doubt is the Ram’s work for Braun is some of the most beautifully understated industrial design that I have seen and was years ahead of its time.
Braun T1000 radio vrs PowerMac G5 / Mac Pro:
Perforated aluminium surface:
Braun T3 Pocket Radio vrs iPod:
Braun LE1 Speaker vrs iMac:
Images from gizmondo.com
Update 22 May 2008: More images of some of Rams’ designs can be seen on flickr.
12 Mar 2008
The press office for the city of Münster in Germany produced this poster to simply and effectively show the amount of space required to transport the same number of people by car, bus or bicycle.
You don’t need to be a genius to see how much better off we’d be travelling by public transport or by bike, not just from a space point of view but also in terms of pollution.