Caloric Caddies: American Functional Minimalism

Last night, Vanessa and I were lucky to catch a screening of the documentary Rams which profiles the career of the famed Braun and Vitsœ designer, his guiding philosophy towards design, and his late-life accomplishments. His strict rigor of stripping away the excess from his product design work (in the 1960’s!) feels ever more appropriate now in this modern world of being-constantly-distracted.

The Caloric Caddies, while having no known connection to Ram’s Bauhaus-inspired works, feels like they could be an American-made cousin of one of Dieter’s Braun TS 45-1 Control Units.

Background on the Caloric Caddies

A three set series (the C1,