South Korea based industrial designer Kim Seongjin, a recent graduate from Hongik University, has designed a digital camera that pays homage to Dieter Rams. Rams’s work in the 1950′s and 60′s for German consumer products giant, Braun, has proved to be hugely inspirational over the years and so Seongjin has designed this simple, minimal, and incredibly beautiful digital camera concept. One that I would love to see produced. As a designer, understanding the design DNA of a particular company is important, and as a tribute to Braun, I wanted to create a new generation product with Braun’s design DNA of the 1950′s. If you are not familiar with the work of Dieter Rams during his time at Braun, there is a fantastic purchasable collection over at das programm.
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The Superheadz Clap mini digital camera is simply Pick and Plug into your computer! Runs on a Micro SD card, the CLAP is a 2 megapixel colorful digital camera that shoots both still images and movies and connects through your computer USB port. A super tiny and minimal digital camera to own for casual purposes only I believe.
In the old days of analog photography, waiting for results was an integral part of the experience. First you wait until you finished the entire roll of film, and then you had to wait even longer for the film to be developed. However, this delayed gratification did make seeing your photos for the first time a lot sweeter than it is today. India-born designer Saikat Biswas tries to bring back some of those qualities with this concept for a digital camera, the Holga D. Whilst large displays are all the rage nowadays, the Holga D doesn’t have a display at all. Your photographs remain mysterious until you download the images. Its other functionalities are also kept to an absolute minimum – almost rudimentary. Very few controls, a 2 speed shutter, 2 apertures and a very basic focusing ring – just enough functionality to make it useful. And don’t you just love the old school design?!
Nope, this is not a lipstick. It’s a digital camera. Actually, it’s a concept camera. It sprung from the mind of designer Tino Klaehne, and he calls it the OneShot Camera. It has no buttons (you click it like a ballpoint pen), and no LCD display (which brings back the surprise element from shooting to analogue film). Also, it doesn’t have batteries – you shake it to produce power through piezoelectricity – so it’s even eco friendly. Nice!
Okay – it may not be exactly minimalist… but I know you love this camera! This pure-white Leica M8 special edition is available for a measly $8,500.00… So empty out your piggy banks and run to the shop, kids! (via hypebeast)