Competition: five digital Dieter Rams
monographs to be won

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Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with British publisher Phaidon to give away five iBook editions of a new Dieter Rams monograph.

Congratulations to the winners!  Coryn Kempster in Switzerland, Vetti Karvounari in Greece, Bjoern Fath in Germany, Christopher Mear in the UK and Ricardo Guerra in Portugal. They each receive an iBook version of the new Dieter Rams monograph.

SK 4 record player, Dieter Rams and Hans Gugelot, 1956 Image Credit: Courtesy of Dieter Rams
SK 4 record player by Dieter Rams and Hans Gugelot, 1956 – Image courtesy of Dieter Rams

Written by British author and curator Sophie Lovell, Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible is a comprehensive monograph that spans the German designer's 40-year career at consumer products company Braun.

8008 ‘sixtant’ shaver, Dieter Rams, Florian Seiffert, Robert Oberheim, 1973 DL 5 ‘combi’ shaver, Dieter Rams and Gerd Alfred Müller, 1957 ‘micron’ shaver, Roland Ullmann , 1976 Image Credit: Florian Bohm
8008 'sixtant’ shaver by Dieter Rams, Florian Seiffert and Robert Oberheim, 1973 (left)DL 5 ‘combi’ shaver by Dieter Rams and Gerd Alfred Müller, 1957 (middle) and 'micron' shaver by Roland Ullmann, 1976 (right) – Image courtesy of Florian Bohm

Rams held the position of chief design officer at Braun for 34 years, where he was responsible for designing iconic utility objects such as radios, clocks, shelving units and music players.

His products are considered to be functional, elegant and even prescient, while his ten principles of design have left a lasting impression on designers around the world.

Screen shot from Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible. Image Credit: Phaidon Press
Screen shot from Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible. Image courtesy of Phaidon Press

The original hardback book has been reformatted and updated in this iBook format for iPad and Mac, and features a foreword by Jonathan Ive, the senior vice president of design at Apple.

Through a combination of technical drawings, sketches and images of finished products, Phaidon's monograph explores Rams' functional design philosophy and his distinctive aesthetic.

Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible is available to buy now in hardback or as an iBook.

Screen shot from Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible. Image Credit: Phaidon Press
Screen shot from Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible. Image courtesy of Phaidon Press

Before entering, please ensure that Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible is available on your country's iBooks Store. iBook editions are only available for Apple iPad and Mac.

Countries eligible for entry: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

This competition is now closed. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners' names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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