When I came across this announcement earlier this week, I was shocked that such a feature did not already exist to be honest. Gary Hustwit, the director of some of my favorite documentaries—Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized, has already begun work on this film which takes a deeper look into the unparalled work of Dieter Rams. For more info and to support this project on kickstarter, head over to the link below.
"The documentary will include in-depth conversations with Dieter, and detail the process behind some of his most iconic designs. We want to get past the legend of Dieter, and get into his philosophy, process, inspirations, and even his regrets.
For over fifty years Dieter has left an indelible mark on the field of product design and the world at large with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsoe.
The objects Dieter 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 Vitsoe 606 shelving system. Or any of the hundreds of other products Dieter has designed or overseen the design of."