Daily Pic: The “KM 3” mixer, designed in 1956 by the great Dieter Rams, designer for the German company Braun. It is now on view in a Rams survey that opened yesterday at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Click on the image to enlarge it.) Almost all the principles of so-called “contemporary” design – the entire Apple repertoire – were already in place in Rams’s earliest work. (There’s a slide-show of his objects on the Art Beast page at TheDailyBeast.com.) Disclosure: I still own the KM 3 that my parents bought in the 1960s, to mix food for a family of eight. And I still enjoy using it every time I take it out. How many small appliances have ever provided almost 50 years of function and, more importantly, pleasure?
Who wants to start the fydieterrams Tumblr? There’s plenty more where this came from.
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