Monday, 12 December 2011

Ten Commandments

Back in the 1980s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him - "an impenetrable confusion of forms, colour and noises." Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself: is my design good design? - Vitsoe

Dieter Rams ten most important principles for what he considers good design:

Good design is innovative
TP1 radio/phono 1959
Good design makes a product useful
Multipress Citrus Juicer 1972
Good design is aesthetic
Tischsuper radio 1961
Good design makes a product understandable
T 1000 world receiver 1963
Good design is unobtrusive
Lighter 1968
Good design is honest
Loudspeaker, reel to reel tape recorder and control unit 1962-1964
Good design is long-lasting
Chair 1962

Good design is thorough, down to the last detail
Calculator 1987
Good design is environmentally friendly
Universal shelving 1960
Good design is as little design as possible
Speaker 1958

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