Locate East Sussex, De La Warr Pavilion, Charleston, Design Brighton and Towner Gallery are hosting an exclusive showing of the acclaimed documentary, Rams (74 mins, 2018), on Wednesday 13 February 2019 at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.
Rams is a portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability and the future of design.
For anyone who uses design in their business, this will give a valuable perspective and provide new insights.
To quantify his impact, you need only look at the millions of Apple products in our pocketsFast Company
For over fifty years Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of design with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsœ. The objects he has designed have touched the lives of millions of people – so many of us have had a Braun coffeemaker, shaver, stereo, calculator, speakers or alarm clock. Or an Oral-B toothbrush. Or a Vitsœ 606 Shelving System. Or any of the hundreds of other products Dieter has designed or overseen the design of.
His work has influenced the way most of today's consumer products look and function. The computer or phone you're reading this on looks the way it does because of Dieter Rams. Dieter's influence also extends to his "Ten Principles of Good Design," a list of edicts that champions simplicity, honesty, and restraint and still applies to design theory and practice today.
Now aged 86, Dieter Rams is a very private person; however filmmaker Gary Huswit was granted unprecedented access to create a documentary about his life and work. Dieter Rams's philosophy is about more than just design, it’s about a way to live. It’s about getting rid of distractions and visual clutter, and just living with what you need.
The film features original music by pioneering musician and producer Brian Eno.
The man who all but invented consumer product design as we know it today.The Guardian
Dieter Rams’ design ethos has shaped the way entire generations think about making and consuming.Wired
To celebrate this unique event and screening, Locate East Sussex offers you the opportunity to win a special copy of the film Rams on DVD, packaged with a 80-page hardcover book of photographs by Gary Hustwit, with a foreword by Dieter Rams and an essay by Sophie Lovell. Designed by Build and printed on recycled stock, encoded to work on all-region (world) NTSC DVDs players.
To enter, simply answer the question below, complete the form and press submit. Competition closes on 5 March 2019.
Competition Terms and Conditions
The promoter is Locate East Sussex.
Open to residents of UK mainland only.
Prize draw is only open to those aged 18 or over.
Closing date for free prize draw is 21 February 2019.
The winner will be picked at random by Locate East Sussex on 5 March 2019.
The first winning entrant will receive a special DVD and exclusive 80-page hardcover book combipack, soon after receiving the film with a predicted the shipping date of 15th February.
Promoters’ decision is final and in the event of a dispute, no correspondence will be entered into.
Only one entry per person.
There is no cash alternative.
The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable.
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If the prize is not claimed within five working days, another winner will be drawn and the original winner forfeits the prize.
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Prize draw is not open to employees of Locate East Sussex or Let’s Do Business Group.
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