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Braun design collection on eBay

1000-piece Dieter Rams design collection for sale on eBay

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 £300,000.

The Braun design collection failed to attract any bids during its first listing on the online marketplace 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.

Braun design collection on eBay

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. His website provides a video tour of the collection along with photographs of around 400 products and a complete list of the items.

Braun design collection on eBay

In a recent edition of our new opinion column, Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs questioned why the Design Museum wouldn't admit to using eBay to procure objects for its collection.

Last year we reported that Rams had made furniture brand Vitsœ the exclusive worldwide licencee of his complete collection of furniture designs.

Braun design collection on eBay

Dezeen previously recorded a podcast with Rams at London's Design Museum, where he talked to Vitsœ managing director Mark Adams about an exhibition of his work at the museum – see more about Dieter Rams.

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Photographs are by the Braun Design Collection.