Dieter Rams is among the world’s most influential and celebrated industrial designers of the late twentieth century. During forty years at the German appliance and electronics manufacturer, Braun, he designed or oversaw the production of more than 500 products. Many of those products have become mid-century modern icons, including his ET calculator series. Rams studied architecture at the Werkkunstschule in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 1955, he began working at Braun on architectural projects, but soon found himself in—and then the head of— product design, first producing the PA 1 slide projector. By the late 1950s, The Museum of Modern Art was acquiring his products for their permanent collection. Rams... more.