systems design. the ulm school: braun KM2 multiwerk
Braun was one of the School of Ulm most important clients. They designed a number of diverse products for the German brand including the mixer Braun KM2 Multiwerk, designed by Richard Fischer and Diéter Rams. Rams, was one of the most influential designers of the 20th century, becoming a huge inspiration for Jonathan Ive, designer for Apple.
The KM2 was designed in 1965, three years before the Ulm school, which was opened in 1953, closed. Located in the city of the same name, the school, founded by Inge Aicher-Scholl, Otl Aichery Max Billapart, was dedicated not only to teaching, but also to research and creation in the field of design resulting in it being considered the heir of Bauhaus. The school stressed designs that were practical and functional more than artistic, inspired by geometry and harmonic forms with construction made from modules.
On September 20th the DHUB inaugurates an exhibition about this emblematic institution of German design.