Rams Film Screening


06 August 2019, 6:00 PM

Barbara Hanrahan Building 2.09, University of South Australia City West Campus, Fenn Place, Adelaide, SA 5001

Rams (2018) is a documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive. The film examines Rams' wide-ranging influence on modern design and explores the twin concerns of consumerism and sustainability.

Rams' philosophy goes beyond 'design' as it is generally understood; it illustrates a way of life free from materialism and visual clutter. Known for the functionalist approach of "less, but better," Rams is closely associated with iconic brands Braun and Vitsœ and his legacy can be clearly observed in the development of the consumer product market as we know it today.

The film features original music by pioneering musician and producer Brian Eno.

Join the Product Design Program and the School of Art, Architecture and Design at this free screening to celebrate Dieter Rams' design philosophy.

"To quantify his impact, you need only look at the millions of Apple products in our pockets." - Fast Company

"Dieter Rams' design ethos has shaped the way entire generations think about making and consuming." - Wired

"Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design." - Dieter Rams

Please join us for pre-event food and drinks at the West Oak Hotel (at your own expense).


Cover image: Gary Hustwit