In a huge Ebay auction, the BRAUN design collection designed by famous designer Dieter Rams is for sale. The collection consists of approx. 1000 different pieces, mainly from the years between 1955 and 1985. It is probably one of the most complete private collections of this period. Minimum asking price for the complete collection 350.000 Euro
The collection shows how Dieter Rams und the BRAUN Design Department, starting from 1955, managed to give technology a clear shape (form follows function), wrapping it in modern materials. The domestic appliances in particular reveal the impact of “BRAUN Design” on other designers and their product engineering. The collection is either suited for a private collector or a design or technical museum. The innovative aspect becomes evident especially by comparing it with the technical products of other manufacturers of the same time period. Dieter Rams can be regarded as one of the best and most influential designers of the 20th century.
About the BRAUN Design Collection
The collection was created between 1979 and 1981 during my studies of architecture. In 1991 it was joined with a second collection in order to choose the best among 200 double items. Since 2010 the collection has been further extended. Most of the pieces are in a good or very good state even though the function of the devices has not been tested as most of them have been standing idle for more than 30 years.
The catalog shows only part of the collection as it was issued about 20 years ago. However, the list of items and the pictures of the storage facilities are up to date. The collection is completed by numerous brochures, manuals, posters, books, spare parts and so on. There are also some devices from the years before 1955, just to show that at that time they did not differ a lot from the products of other manufacturers.
Minimum asking price for the complete collection 350.000 Euro