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Less and More

The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

This is Dieter Rams’ bilingual 808-page book about his work, back in print in its original form with a PVC softcover and slipcase. The relevance of famous Braun designer Dieter Rams in ­modern design remains unbroken.

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In his more than 40 years at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century.

True to the principle of “less but better” his elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for generations, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do.

Less and More offers boundless inspiration for anyone interested in the aesthetic and functional aspects of applied design.

Editors: Klaus Klemp, Keiko Ueki-Polet
Release date: July 2015
Format: 19 × 23 cm
Features: Full color, PVC cover in slipcase, 808 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89955-584-4

Dieter Rams, born in Wiesbaden in 1932, initially studied architecture. He is widely considered one of the most significant industrial designers of the twentieth century. In the more than 40 years that he spent working at the electrical appliance manufacturer Braun, Rams turned out a wealth of pioneering creations that continue to influence designers around the world today. He has also generated a new awareness of the social function of design in Germany.

Professor Klaus Klemp is one of the world's leading experts in the field of product design. He has been acquainted with Dieter Rams for many years and is an authority on his work.

Keiko Ueki-Polet is one of Japan's most renowned design curators. She is well acquainted with design developments in both Asia and the Western world.

This book has been printed in Germany.
FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

Shipping Costs

  • Free shipping to Germany and the USA.
  • Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

  • For orders below 60 EUR/USD the following shipping costs apply:

    • Germany & USA : € 0,-
    • European Union: € 10,-
    • ROW (All other): € 40,-

Shipping costs will be assessed during checkout based on the full value of goods purchased.


The shipping cost doesn’t account for any import taxes/customs fees. These fees are not under our control and apply according to the regulations of your selected country of delivery. Please refer to your local customs authorities for more information.

 

Payment 

For shipments to addresses within the US, payments can be made using credit card, or PayPal.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

Shipping

Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Orders are usually received within 2-3 working days for orders placed within Germany, 2-6 working days for those placed within the EU, Switzerland, and Norway. Orders placed within the US will be delivered within 3-7 working days after receiving your order confirmation. Deliveries to all other territories will take 10-14 working days.

Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays. Deliveries are not made on Sundays and other public holidays. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

Returns
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.
In his more than 40 years at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century.

True to the principle of “less but better” his elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for generations, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do.

Less and More offers boundless inspiration for anyone interested in the aesthetic and functional aspects of applied design.

Design Design & Fashion

Editors Klaus Klemp, Keiko Ueki-Polet
Release date: July 2015
Format: 19 × 23 cm
Features: Full color, PVC cover in slipcase, 808 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89955-584-4

Dieter Rams, born in Wiesbaden in 1932, initially studied architecture. He is widely considered one of the most significant industrial designers of the twentieth century. In the more than 40 years that he spent working at the electrical appliance manufacturer Braun, Rams turned out a wealth of pioneering creations that continue to influence designers around the world today. He has also generated a new awareness of the social function of design in Germany.

Professor Klaus Klemp is one of the world's leading experts in the field of product design. He has been acquainted with Dieter Rams for many years and is an authority on his work.

Keiko Ueki-Polet is one of Japan's most renowned design curators. She is well acquainted with design developments in both Asia and the Western world.

This book has been printed in Germany.
FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

Shipping Costs

  • Free shipping to Germany and the USA.
  • Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

  • For orders below 60 EUR/USD the following shipping costs apply:

    • Germany & USA : € 0,-
    • European Union: € 10,-
    • ROW (All other): € 40,-

Shipping costs will be assessed during checkout based on the full value of goods purchased.


The shipping cost doesn’t account for any import taxes/customs fees. These fees are not under our control and apply according to the regulations of your selected country of delivery. Please refer to your local customs authorities for more information.

 

Payment 

For shipments to addresses within the US, payments can be made using credit card, or PayPal.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

Shipping

Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Orders are usually received within 2-3 working days for orders placed within Germany, 2-6 working days for those placed within the EU, Switzerland, and Norway. Orders placed within the US will be delivered within 3-7 working days after receiving your order confirmation. Deliveries to all other territories will take 10-14 working days.

Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays. Deliveries are not made on Sundays and other public holidays. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

Returns
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.

What People Say

"shows how extraordinary his work at Braun was."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Perfectly rational. From its sleek-yet-sensible white vinyl softcover to its spare layout, has there ever been a designer’s monograph produced which has so succinctly contained within?"

VOGUE

"covers the breadth of the influential German designer’s career"

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