Minimalism is deeply rooted in the reductive aspects of modernism, in which Dieter Rams played a defining role:
50 years ago, record players didn’t look like machines. They looked like old-fashioned, brown wood furniture. But in 1956, Dieter Rams’s SK4 record player, nicknamed Snow White’s Coffin, changed all that.
Rams designs are still influencing many great brands nowadays – one of which being Apple.