It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product talk. At best, it is self-explanatory.
I was just about to talk about the T 1000 world receiver, designed by Dieter Rams for Braun in 1963 which is the one product that everybody use as example of ‘understandable’ design but instead I shall talk about The Tonarmwaage, literally ‘sound arm scale’ in English, was designed by Dieter Rams in 1962 a product that it is much more self-explanatory than any other Rams’ design.
It’s arguably the perfect expression of Rams’ and Braun’s practical minimalism. It’s, in my modest opinion, the object that somehow sums up Rams design aesthetic.
The object that somehow sums up Rams design aesthetic.
Dieter Rams: Ten Principles for Good Design – Readymag.