Explore Varied Similarity with Dieter Rams: The JF Chen Collection Auction Lot
Man of Many
July 29, 2018
By Man of Many in Audio on July 29, 2018
On July 12th, Wright auction house is presenting Dieter Rams: The JF Chen Collection. This collection will feature over 130 works by the acclaimed designer and his partners. This sale encapsulates the most well-known Rams designs but shows a lighter side to his art as well, representing everything that he stands for in an incredibly diverse, yet holistically refined showcase.
When designing anything – and he designs a lot – Rams tries to follow ten guiding principles: design should be innovative, honest, useful, long-lasting, aesthetic, thorough, understandable, eco-friendly, unobtrusive, and as “little as possible.” These rules give him some semblance of the lines to color within and give all of his work a comfortable relatability.
The JF Chen Collection encompasses a lot, but from lighters, to juicers, to alarm clocks, all the way to furniture and appliances. With the entirety of these lots looking like they below in a grade school in the 1960’s, Ram successfully acts out each of one his principles with every piece, no matter how small, of this eclectic and impressive collection.