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ET66 Calculator - ET66 Calculator

ET66 Calculator

  • Object:

    ET66 Calculator

  • Date:

    1987 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rams, Dieter, born 1932 (designer)
    Lubs, Dietrich (designer)
    Lubs, Dietrich
    Braun AG (Manufacturer)

  • Museum number:

    W.34:1,2-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A rectangular calculator made from black plastic with a small display screen at the top and round buttons. The number buttons are black with brown mathematical symbol buttons, the equals button on the bottom right hand side is yellow. The calculator has a sliding protective sleeve.

Date

1987 (designed)

Artist/maker

Rams, Dieter, born 1932 (designer)
Lubs, Dietrich (designer)
Lubs, Dietrich
Braun AG (Manufacturer)

Dimensions

Height: 13.8 cm, Width: 8.1 cm, Depth: 1.6 cm, Height: 13.6 cm, Width: 7.8 cm, Depth: 1.1 cm, Height: 13.5 cm, Width: 8.1 cm, Depth: 1.6 cm

Object history note

This calculator was included in ‘Values of Design’ at the V&A Gallery, Design Society in Shenzhen, China in 2017.

Descriptive line

Braun ET66 Type 4776 calculator designed by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs, 1987.

Labels and date

ET66 Calculator
Dietrich Lubs and Dieter Rams
Germany, 1987

This simple calculator is considered one of the most successful designs produced by Braun when Rams served as Chief Design Officer. It's exemplary of Ram's philosophy 'less but better'. The interface is cleverly colour-coded for ease of use, with the eye drawn to the yellow 'equals' button, the most frequently used function. []

Materials

Plastic

Categories

Interiors; Household objects; Shekou; Values of Design; Design Society

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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