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Dieter Rams: The Complete Works Klaus Klemp, with a foreword by Dieter Rams

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The ultimate reference on one of the most influential product designers of all time

For more than sixty years Dieter Rams has defined the look, feel, and function of some of the world's best-loved consumer items. Using his 'ten principles for good design' as a philosophy and practice for improving the industry in a more holistic, responsible way, Rams has built a reputation with global resonance. Here, for the first time, is a catalogue raisonné of every product that he has designed in his lifetime — a true celebration of his seminal contribution to the field of industrial and product design.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 270 x 205 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 344 pp
  • Illustrations: 300 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838661533

About the author

Klaus Klemp is professor of design theory and history at the HfG Offenbach, Germany, and curator of design at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, where he was previously exhibition director and deputy director. Prior to his roles at the museum, Klemp was director of the cultural department of the city of Frankfurt.

Dieter Rams is an industrial designer whose career-defining collaborations with Braun and Vitsoe have produced some of the most iconic consumer products of the 20th century.


"Dieter Rams: The Complete Works is a 344-page homage to the intricacies of his groundbreaking idiosyncracies. Readers will find over 300 illustrations, renders, and photographs curated in such a way as to promote Rams' impeccable taste, spacial awareness, and persona." —HiConsumption

"Dieter Rams: The Complete Works is a stunning reference book that celebrates his iconic work and holistic approach to design and philosophy." —Airows

"An essential reference book for every designer." —Acquire Magazine

"Dieter Rams: The Complete Works is a must-have coffee table book for both the budding and the seasoned designer, and it may even inspire those who are neither." —Cool Material

"Made in close collaboration with the man himself, this book takes you through every one of his little works of genius, showing how they still shape the landscape of our everyday lives." —Sheerluxe MAN


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