Read more about him in this wikipedia article.
We were extremely delighted to see that his designs from the 60s are still so attractive (and not at all following short lived fashions) that they would still beautifully fit into a modern day living room. I must admit the electrostatic speakers really got my heart beating faster!
With his designs Dieter Rams has inspired numerous other designers, the most notable being Jonathan Ive, the man that brought us the design of the Mac and the iPhone.
If you look closely, the radio in fact has a BFO button!
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