👉 Extra screening added on Thursday 6 December 👈
IxDA Oslo presents the Norway premiere of Rams – Gary Hustwit’s new feature-length documentary that looks at the life and philosophy of pioneering designer Dieter Rams.
Dieter Rams is one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. His iconic work for Braun and Vitsœ shaped left an indelible mark on the industry and his well-executed, beautiful and long-lasting products have had a profound influence product design.
Rams's philosophy of "Less, but better" and his 10 principles of good design are a must-know for every designer and UX'er. His work has influenced design luminaries such as Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison and Jony Ive. His ideas have been central in the shift towards minimalism in digital products and interaction design. So at 86 years old, why does he now regret being a designer?
Rams is a design documentary, but it’s also a rumination on consumerism, sustainability, and how technology is changing human behavior. Dieter's philosophy is about more than just design, it’s about a way to live.
Rams is the new documentary film from Gary Hustwit, whose films Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized have presented the public with a rare glimpse into the worlds of design and urbanism.The film features an original score by pioneering musician Brian Eno.
After the screening, our panelists will explore the role of Rams's work today, and discuss how Rams's principles, developed in the context of the still-young discipline of object-dominated industrial design and rising awareness of environmental issues in the 1970s, have relevance in the realms of digital design, and in the other multiple hybrid disciplines design has splintered into today.