Dieter Rams Forum

11 November – 24 March 2024

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.

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