Data + Design Project

CUBE: Dieter Rams and Others on a Simple Black Box

Thursday 09.01.2011 , Posted by

Just what is the design viability of a shiny black box? When design students at the Köln International School of Design asked that question of a sizable group of famous graphic, product and architectural designers, the answers where as varied as they where surprisingly deep. Here we bring you the full 8 interviews in the series, including Dieter Rams, van Stammen, Stefan Sagmeister, Marco Piva, Steven Heller, Massimo Iosa Ghini, Michael Erlhoff and Ruedi Baur. It’s an insightful and revealing look inside some very inspiring minds. For more on the project see

Created by Manuel Krings, Marc Pfaff and Andreas Unteidig.

Benjamin Starr

Written by Benjamin Starr

Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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  1. Hello!
    As the initiators of the project we‘d love to invite you to check out The Black Cube‘s Website, where the project is documented in its entire context:

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