NEWSLETTER – 27 May 2022

Focus on Design

Mr. Braun - The Protestant Design Pope Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams 2019, Foto: Sabine Schirdewahn
Photo: Sabine Schirdewahn, @ Dieter and Ingeborg Rams Foundation, recording date November 2019
On 20 May Dieter Rams turned ninety. His purist designs for Braun dusted off industrial design and made him famous worldwide. Some became models for the Walkman and the iPhone. He was president of the German Design Council for ten years and has always emphasised how indispensable it is to produce in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. By Thomas Wagner.

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Design Classics by Dieter Rams

© HfG Ulm, Braun
There is obviously no shortage of extensive, voluminous and richly illustrated books about Dieter Rams and his work. Frankfurt-based design historian Klaus Klemp has now published an annotated catalogue raisonné in close collaboration with Rams. Surprisingly, there is much to discover in it! By Gerrit Terstiege.

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Credit: Charleen Elberskirch, Lilo Viehweg, Rasa Weber, Charlett Wenig. Design: Conrad Weise, Finn Steffens

Design x Sustainability

Designing to conserve resources: The 18th Annual Conference of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF).

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BIO27 Logo by Kellenberger-White. Graphic Design by Studio Kruh and AA, 2022

Many Dialects

Design for a regenerative future: The 27th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana.

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© Christian Seeling

The Winners of the 3D Pioneers Challenge Were Awarded!

The 3D Pioneers Challenge selected the winners of the international design award for additive manufacturing and advanced technologies in a brilliant final on 18 May.

To the winners
„It’s our F***ing Backyard. Designing Material Futures” im Amsterdamer Stedelijk Museum.
Clockwise: work from Ineke Hans/Circuform, Simón Ballen Botero, Marjan van Aubel, Diana Scherer, Audrey Large, Space Available X Peggy Gou

Algae, Cow's Blood and More

For Climate Justice: "It's our F***ing Backyard. Designing Material Futures" at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

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Das Drei-in-Eins-Hybridmaterial „Smartskin“ für die nächste Generation von künstlicher, elektronischer Haut zu entwickeln
© Lunghammer – TU Graz

As Sensitive As Fingertips

Artificial skin: "Smartskin" senses pressure, moisture and temperature.

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Eine smarte Brückenbaukonstruktion setzt auf Bio-Verbundwerkstoff.
© Smart Circular Bridge

Take Flax

Innovation for climate protection: A smart bridge construction relies on bio-composite material.

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