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1. What design discipline is Dieter Rams famous for?
2. When still a child, Dieter Rams was deeply impressed by the work of a relative who had a big impact on Rams' later career aspirations. Who was this relative and what was his/her profession?
3. As a designer - which German company is Dieter Rams most closely associated with?
4. Dieter Rams is also known for designing a universal shelving system for a furniture company which has won several design awards and is part of the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. What's the name of this company?
5. During the 1970s, Rams started to define his approach to "good design" by forming ten principles. Which is NOT one of these principles of "good design"?
6. In 1981, Dieter Rams became professor for industrial design. Where?
7. In 2008, a touring exhibition of Rams' landmark designs started in Japan and has been travelling from there around the world. What is the name of this exhibition?
8. One of Rams' most renowned projects was the phono/radio phonosuper SK4 in 1956. Because of its Perspex cover it earned a nickname. Which one?
9. In a 2009 documentary film directed by Gary Hustwit, Dieter Rams stated that "Apple is one of the few companies designing products according to his principles". What's the name of this movie about the role of everyday non-living objects in our daily lives?
10. On the occasion of Rams' 80th birthday on May 20th 2012, his former employer donated its complete collection of Rams' artwork to one of Germany's most renowned art museums. In which city - close to Rams' native town - can you find these 243 objects?
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