Burlington City Arts

Architecture + Design Film Series: Rams

Directed by Gary Hustwit
2018, USA, 74 Minutes

Rams is a portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, materialism, sustainability, and the future of design. For over fifty years, Dieter has left an indelible mark on the world through his iconic work at Braun and Vitsoe. This film dives deep into his philosophy, his process, his inspirations and some of his regrets. His design principles champion simplicity, honesty, and restraint, and still apply to design theory and practice today. Dieter’s philosophy is about more than just design, it’s about a way to live. It’s about getting rid of distractions and visual clutter, and just living with what you need.

Contois Auditorium
149 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401