TRENDS | October 16, 2008

Back To Purity, Back To Simplicity Philosophy Of Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams :: 606 Universal Shelving system by Vitsoe :: 4 record player by Braun

I am finally uncluttering my house. My husband and I are proud that we donate and recycle twice the stuff than we throw away. I am completing my Spring cleaning that was put on hold due to my ACL surgery.

My husband put on boxes most of our DVDs to free space on our living room bookshelves. Before buying new decorative items, I see if I cannot reorganize the stuff I still like. I will then add a few accessories. But the major changes will wait until the makeover of the floor.

Which brings me to the importance of buying stuff for the long run. After all, it is the most ecological solution. Everyday, I used the Braun coffee grounder that I bought when I started university. I displayed on my bookcase a beautiful vase that an ex-boyfriend bought me one Christmas; I shown him the vase enthusiastically while we were shopping.

10 Commandments of Good Design

Dieter Rams is one of the most influential industrial designers of the late 20th century. He wrote his 10 commandments of good design:

  1. Good design is innovative.
  2. Good design makes a product useful.
  3. Good design is aesthetic.
  4. Good design helps us to understand a product.
  5. Good design is unobtrusive.
  6. Good design is honest.
  7. Good design is durable.
  8. Good design is consequent to the last detail.
  9. Good design is concerned with the environment.
  10. Good design is as little design as possible.

He preached for a Back to purity, back to simplicity style.

Tomorrow is my husband’s birthday and we are having a party at home. The unclutter of the house and the party planning keep me quite busy. It explains why I am less active on my blog this week. I scheduled good articles for next week; I think they are worth the wait.

MORE READING:
+ Dieter Rams at Design Museum
+ Ten Commandments of Good Design
+ 606 Universal Shelving System By Vitsoe At Moss
+ Images: Dieter Rams, 606 Universal Shelving system by Vitso, 4 record player by Braun – rights reserved

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One Response to “Back To Purity, Back To Simplicity Philosophy Of Dieter Rams”

  1. I love those ten commandments of good design. Thanks for sharing!