Democratic Design

As Germany recovered from chaos in the aftermath of World War II, influential German designer Dieter Rams (1932–) sought to apply democratic ideals to his designs for Braun, including mobility, accessibility, simplicity and affordability.

Consider the two objects shown here: The Volksempfänger radio (1933) received a mere handful of German channels, mainly used to deliver Adolf Hitler’s powerful oratories; whereas Braun's T1000 radio (1963) was capable of scanning all available broadcasting frequencies.