Matthew Donaldson: Dieter Rams

Posted by Scott

Plastolux posted up these wonderful shots by Matthew Donaldson of various Dieter Rams artifacts in their natural habitats. Unfortunately though, if placed in my house — being the cluttered mess that it is — most of these poor creatures would wither and die in a matter of days. There just aren’t enough clean lines and pristine spaces to support their minimalist German sensibilities. Someday… Although seriously, can anyone get anything done in an environment like this? I’d love to see Jonathan Ive’s work space, I would bet it doesn’t exactly mirror his design aesthetics.

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Anonymous says:

February 3, 2009 at 9:25 am

I’m in love with these pictures and these items.

But you’re absolutely right, I’d be too occupied with keeping the environment devoid of any clutter or irregular lines to really be productive at anything other than obsessing over dust particles and the orientation of magazines on a table.

Sexy stuff though.


Daniel Carvalho says:

February 3, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Hehe, this made me laugh. I’ve tried to be that tidy, still hasn’t happened. I still have shit laying around my desk. I do find clutter distracting at times though.

Man, Joe Clay, I think I’ve have seen that chair before, or one very similar, ‘cept it was in a walnut finish. Wish I could remember the brand.


Alex Cornell says:

February 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Wow yeah that chair is amazing. Suddenly my Office Depot “Executive” chair does not seem so nice anymore :(

As far as that work environment goes, I’ve always thought I would work best with a pristine setup like that, but I’ve never been able to test it. When I clean up, it usually only lasts for about 20 minutes before things go crazy again


Serviceburo says:

February 3, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I think there is an inversely proportionate relationship between workspace minimalism and output minimalism. I’ve been told by numerous people that I’ve worked for and with that I’m too much of a minimalist, however if you were ever unfortunate enough to see my office, you would see that I work in complete squalor.