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.