The objects Dieter has designed have touched the lives of millions of people––so many of us have had a Braun coffeemaker, shaver, stereo, calculator, speakers or alarm clock. Or an Oral-B toothbrush. Or a Vitsoe 606 shelving system. Or any of the hundreds of other products Dieter has designed or overseen the design of.
His work has influenced the way most of today's consumer products look and function. The computer or phone you're reading this on looks the way it does because of Dieter Rams. Dieter's influence also extends to his "ten principles of good design," a list of edicts that champions simplicity, honesty, and restraint, and still applies to design theory and practice today.
Dieter's philosophy is about more than just design, it’s about a way to live. He focuses on getting rid of distractions and visual clutter and just living with what you need. The film is by Gary Hustwit who produced/directed Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized and it features original music by pioneering musician and producer Brian Eno.