Dieter Rams is a trained carpenter, architect and interior designer. At the age of 23, he joined Braun AG in Kronberg Taunus as an architect. From 1961, he headed their design department and decisively shaped the profile of Braun AG.
One of his best-known products is the Phonosuper SK 4 radio-record player combination developed with Hans Gugelot in 1956, which was also called the 'Snow White Coffin' because of its novel Plexiglas cover. Rams taught industrial design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. In addition to his work for Braun, he designed furniture systems for Wiese Vitsoe.
Extensive publications have appeared on Dieter Rams' work, including titles by Dr Klaus Klemp and Sophie Lovell and a film by Gary Hustwit.