Dieter Rams SK5

Here’s one turntable even more classic than the Technics SL-1200. Dieter Rams was the lead designer for the German company Braun. Some say Apple’s Johnathan Ives is heavily inspired by Rams. Check out this Gizmodo article: 1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple’s Future link. According to Wikipedia the SK5 was nicknamed Snow White’s Coffin. That’s enough right there to make me want one in my living room. The photos you see here are from an SK5 on ebay right now with a Buy It Now price of $900.

“Rams once explained his design approach in the phrase “Weniger, aber besser” which freely translates as “Less, but better”. Many of his designs — coffee makers, calculators, radios, audio/visual equipment, consumer appliances and office products — have found a permanent home at many museums over the world, including MoMA in New York. For nearly 30 years Dieter Rams served as head of design for Braun A.G. until his retirement in 1998.” – Wikipedia

For more info: ebay.com/ViewItem=300543172094

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on April 9, 2011 at 5:31 am, filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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5 Responses to “Dieter Rams SK5”

  1. Dos says:

    Save the Vinyl °°°

  2. Raytrace says:

    Yeah that is absolutely beautiful – I also love those 60s all in one kinda table entertainment systems – I have a book on classic Hi-Fi design somewhere with loads of them in it – there’s one particularly cool extremely sci-fi (in a 2001 sense) Italian designhouse that used to make amazing stuff – I can’t remember it’s name right now though :(

  3. James Lewin says:

    Nice.

    It’s no wonder Apple takes so much inspiration from Rams’ work.

  4. Rattmouth says:

    Dieter Rams’ parts of the Objectified documentary were inspiring. There are clips on the YouTubes… http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dieter+rams+objectified&aq=0

  5. Tazzaler says:

    I’m just in love because of it aesthetic.

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