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rams foundation Ausstellung Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt
Exhibition from 16.4.2021 to 16.1.2022 at the Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt a.M.
Photo: Wolfgang Günzel © Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt a.M.

A look back and ahead

Travelling exhibition Dieter Rams

The exhibition provides an overview of Dieter Rams’ design work with photographs, design sketches and explanatory texts. It shows important works from the designer’s catalogue raisonné published in 2020 by the Phaidon publishing house in London for Braun, Vitsœ, fsb, Gillette and other companies. Among them are rarely shown, unrealised designs.

Dieter Rams, who was involved together with Klaus Klemp in arranging the exhibition together, is primarily concerned with providing inspiration for a young generation of designers through his examples.

Organised by Dieter and Ingeborg Rams Foundation, Kronberg i. Ts.
Previous exhibition venues:

Museum of Applied Arts Frankfurt a.M.

Goethe Institutes
New York and Washington D.C.

ADI Design Museum

sam Stadtmuseum am Markt Wiesbaden

More Contributions​


Dieter Rams.
A Style Room

The new room on the museum’s second floor will feature changing exhibits to illustrate the interrelated aspects of content and biography that distinguish Dieter Rams’s approach to design. Important designs for Braun and the Universal Shelving System 606 will have as much a place here as a comfortable Rams lounge chair on which visitors are welcome to take a seat and page through catalogues and books.
Dieter Rams mit Dietrich Lubs 1977

10 Principles for Good Design

I expressed in ten principles the basic considerations that determine my work as a designer, and which represent the main features of my design philosophy. 

T4 pocket radio, 1959 Photo: Andreas Kugel © rams foundation

Rams Design for Braun

From 1955 to 1995, Dieter Rams worked briefly as an interior designer, then as a product designer and head of the design department for the Braun company. In the process, he and his team developed a design approach that is still recognised worldwide today and is considered exemplary for products that are both sensible and beautiful and durable.