11 November – 24 March 2024
Student exhibition opening at the Dieter Rams Forum
23 February – 23 March, 2024
Opening with panel discussion: Friday, 23 February 2024, 5 pm
The Dieter Rams Forum is now being expanded to include a student exhibition: from 23 February to 23 March 2024, visitors can view an exhibition of concept and design drafts from the technical universities in Delft and Milan created for Braun / De’Longhi. This intercultural student project was carried out in close cooperation with lecturers from the two universities and is entitled Triangular – Cooking for what matters. The project called for concepts and ideas that not only related to new types of appliances, but also analysed what really matters when cooking. The resulting concepts take into account a wide range of aspects, from the sourcing of ingredients, preparation and cooking to circular recycling. Last but not least, the relevance of cooking as a social and cultural link is also explored.
As part of the opening of the exhibition Triangular – Cooking for what matters, a panel discussion on 23 February at 5 pm will be dedicated to the topic of training designers in industrial design.
Dr Marijke Dekker and Prof. Daan van Eijk, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
Dean Francesco Zurlo, Ph.D. and Prof. Venanzio Arquilla, Politecnico di Milano
Prof Duy Phong Vu, Group Managing Director Global Design De’Longhi
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Orthey, Design Director Braun / De’Longhi
Dipl.-Des. Gerrit Terstiege, Editor-in-Chief www.rams-foundation.org and Prof. Dr. Klaus Klemp, Chairman rams foundation
Following the panel discussion, the student exhibition Triangular – Cooking for what matters will open at the Dieter Rams Forum. Introduction and explanations of the exhibition by Marie-Claire Looze, owner of MCL Design & Ergonomics and lecturer in product design, TU Delft and Emmanuele Villani, lecturer for the Smart Design Final Synthesis Studio, Politecnico di Milano, School of Design.
The exhibition Dieter Rams. Looking Back and Ahead is returning to the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, from where the exhibition first started touring in April 2021.
It has since been on show at the Goethe Institutes in New York and Washington, at the ADI Design Museum in Milan and at the Stadtmuseum Wiesbaden, the birthplace of Dieter Rams. Now, back at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, it will be part of a larger project. Under the title Dieter Rams Forum, photographs by his wife Ingeborg Rams that have not yet been shown to the public will be on display.
Ingeborg Rams joined Braun in 1957 after an apprenticeship as a photographer in Bochum and studies at the Folkwangschule in Essen. Together with photographer Marlene Schnelle-Schneyder, she played a major role in shaping the objective style of interior and product photography. In addition to her freelance work, she also produced numerous applied photographs for the company Vitsœ, the manufacturer of Dieter Rams’ system furniture.
Dieter Rams, now 91, was and is not only concerned with his own work, but also with opportunities and fields of action for a younger generation of designers. Less but better is his credo, which has lost none of its relevance to this day. On the contrary, it has become increasingly important the more our natural living environment is worn down. The work of Dieter Rams has shown a path that can be pursued and developed further. The temporary Dieter Rams Forum at the Museum Angewandte Kunst would like to be a platform for this, a place of encounters and knowledge transfer.