News: a private collector is putting his 1000-piece archive of Dieter Rams-designed Braun products up for auction on eBay with an asking price of over Ā£300,000.
The Braun design collection failed to attract any bids during its first listingĀ on the onlineĀ marketplaceĀ in January, but private collector Roland Feinler intends to list the collection again in the hope of selling it privately or attracting the interest of a design museum.
The collection includes televisions, record players, radios, cameras, clocks, toasters and many more products and appliances created by the hugely influential German designer Dieter Rams between 1955 and 1988.
Feinler, who is based in Heidelberg, Germany, started picking up Rams' designs between 1979 and 1981, and later extended the collection by merging it with another.Ā His website providesĀ a video tour of the collectionĀ along with photographs of around 400 products and a complete list of the items.
In a recent edition of our new opinion column, Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs questioned why theĀ Design Museum wouldn't admit to using eBay to procure objects for its collection.
Last year we reported that Rams had made furniture brand VitsÅ the exclusive worldwide licencee of his complete collection of furniture designs.
Dezeen previously recordedĀ a podcast with Rams at London's Design Museum, where he talkedĀ to VitsÅĀ managing director Mark Adams about an exhibition of his work at the museum ā seeĀ more about Dieter Rams.
Photographs are by the Braun Design Collection.