Finally! Dieter Rams Documentary by Gary Hustwit is On the Way

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.

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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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