As head of design at Braun from 1961 to 1995, Dieter Rams created some of the most iconic objects of the twentieth century.

Now Phaidon is paying homage to the modern minimalist master with a comprehensive monograph on his life and work, As Little Design As Possible.

A cool new book on the man who created some of the most iconic objects of the twentieth century

A beautiful object itself, the book contains masses of sketches and photographs of finished products and prototypes, and archival material and images, providing insight into Rams’ design process.

Rams’ credo states that good design is innovative, useful, aesthetic, unobtrusive, honest, durable and thorough.

Our only regret is that he never designed a car….