Dieter Rams appears sparingly in Gary Hustwit's "Objectified" documentary on product design. Perhaps that was for the best, as Hustwit's now working on a dedicated feature-length documentary on Rams, where we'll get to hear about his philosophies, processes and inspiration in-depth.
Hustwit has released three teaser trailers:
Rams will include in-depth conversations with Dieter, and dive deep into his philosophy, his process, and his inspirations. But one of the most interesting parts of Dieter's story is that he now looks back on his career with some regret. "If I had to do it over again, I would not want to be a designer," he's said. "There are too many unnecessary products in this world." Dieter has long been an advocate for the ideas of environmental consciousness and long-lasting products. He's dismayed by today's unsustainable world of over-consumption, where "design" has been reduced to a meaningless marketing buzzword.
Rams is a design documentary, but it's also a rumination on consumerism, materialism, and sustainability. Dieter's philosophy is about more than just design, it's a about a way to live. It's about getting rid of distractions and visual clutter, and just living with what you need.
The documentary will reportedly be released this year.
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I can't wait to see this... and if you have some good desktop speakers, that Brian Eno soundtrack really comes to life!
I was hungry for more after Objectified so I backed this on Kickstarter, looking forward to seeing it.
Ahh... the designers paradox, I know it well.
I'm very much looking forward to this. Where will it be published? Movie Theatres? Online?
I actually backed this project on kickstarter, it looks like Gary is trying to premiere it at a film festival and if you're lucky you might get to see it at a cinema but more than likely your best chance to watch it is a digital download.