DIETER RAMS (born 1932)
Dieter Rams (1932–) helped change the face of the post-war domestic landscape throughout the second half of the twentieth century.
Dieter Rams came to the attention of Niels Vitsœ and Otto Zapf in 1958 as a young employee of Braun in Germany when he was involved in the design of a revolutionary new record player, the Braun SK4 (nicknamed ‘Snow White’s Coffin’).
In 1959, Vitsœ+Zapf was formed to realise the furniture dreams of this rising star who would become the head of design at Braun from 1961 to 1995.
Best known for his work for Vitsœ and Braun, Dieter Rams and his team designed many of the seminal domestic electrical products of the twentieth century alongside the timeless 606 Universal Shelving System and 620 Chair Programme, both created for Vitsœ and both of which are widely exhibited and used across the world.