We have Jony Ive to thank for launching Dieter Rams to upper stratosphere of design history, so most of us are more familiar with his electronics than his furniture. But today, Rams introduced a reengineered version of a lesser known masterpiece: the modular 620 Chair Program.
Dieter Rams did some his industrial design work for Braun, and we’ve already declared our love for it. Forgive us for adding another piece to his shrine, but this L11 speaker is worthy of a special mention.
Sometimes Sony can make some questionable business decisions, but rarely am I able to fault them on design. Particularly back in the 1970s — just look at this cubic portable AM radio.