Rams: an exclusive screening with intro by Duncan Baker-Brown
13/02/2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Locate East Sussex, De La Warr Pavilion, Charleston, Design Brighton and Towner Gallery are hosting an exclusive showing of the acclaimed documentary, Rams (74 mins, 2018), on Wednesday 13 February 2019 at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.
Rams is a portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability and the future of design.
For anyone who uses design in their business, this will give a valuable perspective and provide new insights.
17.30 Welcome and canapés
18.00 Introduction by Duncan Baker-Brown
18.15—19.30 Film showing
If you’re interested in attending, please visit: https://locateeastsussex.org.uk/blog/2019-01-04-event-rams-film-screening-at-towner-eastbourne-13-feb
For over fifty years Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of design with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsœ. The objects he has designed have touched the lives of millions of people – so many of us have had a Braun coffeemaker, shaver, stereo, calculator, speakers or alarm clock. Or an Oral-B toothbrush. Or a Vitsœ 606 Shelving System. Or any of the hundreds of other products Dieter has designed or overseen the design of.
His work has influenced the way most of today’s consumer products look and function. The computer or phone you’re reading this on looks the way it does because of Dieter Rams. Dieter’s influence also extends to his “Ten Principles of Good Design,” a list of edicts that champions simplicity, honesty, and restraint and still applies to design theory and practice today.
Now aged 86, Dieter Rams is a very private person; however filmmaker Gary Huswit was granted unprecedented access to create a documentary about his life and work. Dieter Rams’s philosophy is about more than just design, it’s about a way to live. It’s about getting rid of distractions and visual clutter, and just living with what you need.
The film features original music by pioneering musician and producer Brian Eno.