AS LITTLE DESIGN AS POSSIBLE. The Work of Dieter Rams
This is one of those books that all fans and appreciators of design have been waiting for. Phaidon is set to publish “the only comprehensive monograph of Dieter Rams’ work” this July. As Little Design As Possible: The Work of Dieter Rams by Sophie Lovell, is an expansive 400 page book that brings the reader many never-before-seen photos,blueprints, illustrations, and “materials from Rams’ personal archive. After 35 years as head designer for Braun, “Dieter Rams has influenced the world of product design more than anyone else in his field” as have his products. But the book does not stop at just Braun works. His furniture work from the 60’s for Vitsoe is also well explored and documented.
Apple’s V.P. of Design, Jonathan Ive, who discusses Rams’ influence on his own iconic designs in the forward of the book as well. It is simply a strong document and reference (of sorts) for all fans of Dieter Rams and design.