British artist Richard Hamilton is known for creating artworks that draw from the consumer society around him. His 1967 work Toaster was directly influenced by the product designs of Braun, and more specifically, by Reinhold Weiss’ H 2 Automatic toaster. This print marks the first time that Hamilton combined multiple techniques (lithography and screenprinting) and incorporates text taken from Braun’s advertising brochures. Examples from this print edition can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Tate Gallery, London.

My admiration for the work of Dieter Rams is intense and I have for years been uniquely attracted towards his design sensibility; so much so that his consumer products have come to occupy a place in my heart and consciousness that the Mont Sainte-Victoire did in Cézanne's.

Richard Hamilton

Reinhold Weiss b. 1934

Born in Germany in 1934, Reinhold Weiss became an influential designer at Braun. Weiss studied carpentry and architecture, later attending the Ulm School of Design. He joined Braun in 1959, and his first design for, the HL1 Desk Fan was released in 1961 followed by the compact HLD hair dryer in 1964. He left Braun in 1967 and moved to the United States where he continued freelance work. A recognized figure of functionalist industrial design, his designs are included in collections such as the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Israel Museum.

Auction Results Reinhold Weiss

REINHOLD WEISS AND JURGEN GREUBEL, HL 70 personal fan | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss and Jurgen Greubel

HL 70 personal fan

estimate: $150–200
result: $938
REINHOLD WEISS, HL 1 desk fan | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

HL 1 desk fan

estimate: $200–300
result: $563
REINHOLD WEISS, HL 1 desk fan | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

HL 1 desk fan

estimate: $150–200
result: $438
REINHOLD WEISS AND JURGEN GREUBEL, HL 70 personal fan | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss and Jurgen Greubel

HL 70 personal fan

estimate: $150–200
result: $438
REINHOLD WEISS AND HARTWIG KAHLCKE, KMM 10 coffee grinder | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss and Hartwig Kahlcke

KMM 10 coffee grinder

estimate: $100–150
result: $344
REINHOLD WEISS, KMM 1 coffee mill | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

KMM 1 coffee mill

estimate: $100–150
result: $325
REINHOLD WEISS, HL 1 desk fan and VDO dashboard fan | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

HL 1 desk fan and VDO dashboard fan

estimate: $200–300
result: $313
REINHOLD WEISS, KSM 1 coffee mill | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

KSM 1 coffee mill

estimate: $100–150
result: $282
REINHOLD WEISS, TFG 1 table lighter | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

TFG 1 table lighter

estimate: $100–150
result: $282
REINHOLD WEISS, toasters, set of two | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

toasters, set of two

estimate: $50–75
result: $250
DIETER RAMS AND REINHOLD WEISS, H 7 heater | wright20.com

Dieter Rams and Reinhold Weiss

H 7 heater

estimate: $100–150
result: $219
REINHOLD WEISS, HLD 3/31 hair dryer | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

HLD 3/31 hair dryer

estimate: $75–100
result: $188
REINHOLD WEISS, H 2 Automatic toaster | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

H 2 Automatic toaster

estimate: $75–100
result: $157
REINHOLD WEISS, HDL 231 hair dryer | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

HDL 231 hair dryer

estimate: $100–150
result: $157
REINHOLD WEISS, TFG 1 table lighter | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

TFG 1 table lighter

estimate: $100–150
result: $125
REINHOLD WEISS, HLD 231 hair dryer | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss

HLD 231 hair dryer

estimate: $75–100
result: $125
ROBERT OBERHEIM AND REINHOLD WEISS, MPZ 1 Citruspresse juicer | wright20.com

Robert Oberheim and Reinhold Weiss

MPZ 1 Citruspresse juicer

estimate: $75–100
result: $98
REINHOLD WEISS AND HARTWIG KAHLCKE, KMM 10 coffee grinder | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss and Hartwig Kahlcke

KMM 10 coffee grinder

estimate: $100–150
result: $94
REINHOLD WEISS AND HARTWIG KAHLCKE, HT 2 toaster and HTB 6 bun warmer | wright20.com

Reinhold Weiss and Hartwig Kahlcke

HT 2 toaster and HTB 6 bun warmer

estimate: $100–150
result: $32