Rams (#)

UK Premiere

Dieter Rams is wearing a pair of tortoise shell spectacles and a black t-shirt

The UK premiere of Rams – Gary Hustwit’s (Helvetica) new feature-length documentary that looks at the life and philosophy of pioneering designer Dieter Rams.

For over fifty years Rams has been at the forefront of his field and is widely considered as one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century. His iconic work with Braun and Vitsoe left an indelible mark on the industry and his well-executed, beautiful and long-lasting products are said to have had a profound influence on Apple. So at 86 years old, why does he now regret being a designer?

Rams is a design documentary, but it’s also rumination on consumerism, sustainability, and the future of design. Dieter's principal of ‘less, but better’ is about more than just design, it’s about a way to live. The film features an original score by the master of ambient music Brian Eno. Then after the screening director Gary Hustwit and guests from the film will take part in a post-film discussion.

US 2018 Dir Gary Hustwit 74 min

Produced by Film First

In Partnership with Wallpaper and AKQA

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Watch: Rams - teaser

 

A short teaser for the documentary RAMS, about legendary German designer Dieter Rams. A film by Gary Hustwit, with original music by Brian Eno.

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