Have you ever been to Merci in Paris? You know that lifestyle store that has a cult following from all over the world… which I guess Includes me!! Take a detour, you will be happy you did! For more info and more beautiful images… Check this out: Merci. Have you been?
Currently there is an exhibition running in Paris called Systems: A Retrospective of 1960s Braun Design which highlights Braun’s design work. The company’s packaging design is the main focus of the exhibit.
It’s not difficult to see the influence that Braun has on today’s design sensibility. Dieter Rams, the designer responsible for many of the Braun designs, is cited as a major influence by Jony Ivy, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design. When you look at the products themselves you can see why they are so beautiful even today. Apple may have perfected the art of simplicity as it relates to product design, but surely Braun & Dieter Rams are the grandfather of that trend.
The designs themselves do not look like anything out of the ordinary today, but back in the 60s they seemed almost freakish compared to the products that were already on shelves.
The exhibition is being presented by das program and will appear at Moda International through February 27th. Visit their website for more information and great imagery.
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InGlobal Greats: Home Design’s Creative Hits from a Worldwide Perspective | Sunday, Oct. 19 @ 11 a.m.Nancy Fire, founder of Design Works International and design director of HGTV HOME, will share the best in worldwide design gleaned from her recent travels in Paris, Amsterdam, London and Wales. Join us for an inside look at the home, fashion and lifestyle designs that will inspire home product ideas in the coming seasons.