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Dieter Rams: Less Things, Better Things

“We should surround ourselves with less things, with better things. Free ourselves from the ballast of too many things. This allows us more space for real life.” In introducing the Philadelphia Museum of Art's overview of his remarkable body of work, Dieter Rams asked us to view the exhibition as a proposal to reflect: Can we not get along with less things? Throughout his career, the legendary German designer championed his philosophy of “as little design as possible” that manifested itself in simplicity and usability but also often as an intentional minimalism...

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