Watched Rams by Gary Hustwit from Gary Hustwit

Really nice documentary about Dieter Rams:

https://www.hustwit.com/rams/

He was one of the first electronic product designers and was heavily involved in Braun’s designs in the 60s and 70s, supposedly a big influence on Jonathan Ive.

However, he’s very vocal on the importance of longevity and sustainability, with the motto ‘less, but better’, from a design standpoint but also an anti-consumerism standpoint. At one point in the film he laments the lack of thought around repairability in modern design.

Nice soundtrack by Brian Eno too.

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