Part 1 in a series on minimalist design looks at 5 great industrial designers.
Dieter Rams is my favourite designer bar none. His designs for the likes of Braun and Vitsoe look as good today as they did back when they were designed, as do his ten principles for good design.
Naoto Fukasawa is behind some of the nicest minimalist design to be produced for the likes of Muji and ±0, and also the nicest phone I've ever owned, the Infobar, for au (pictured above).
Oki Sato (Nendo)
I had the pleasure of meeting Oki Sato well over ten years ago at Tokyo Design Week, before Nendo became the huge name in design it is today. He continues to design some of the nicest products out there, working with clients all over the world.
Working in architecture and industrial design - as well as art and sculpture - Alvar Aalto's work continues to influence designers today.
Arne Jacobsen designed some of the most iconic - and copied - furniture ever, including the Series 7 chair, above, for Fritz Hansen.