Reinhold Weiss (1934-) is a German-born industrial designer who lives in Evanston, Illinois. With Jurgen Greubel, Weiss was part of Dieter Rams’s team at Braun in Frankfurt, Germany, creating products now considered icons of the Functionalist school of industrial design. Weiss’s designs for Braun include the following:
- HT1 Toaster, 1961;
- HL1 Desk Fan, 1961;
- HL1/11 Tabletop fan, 1961;
- HE1 Kettle, 1962;
- HLD 23/231 Hair Dryer, 1964;
- KSM 1 Coffee Grinder, 1967;
- H7 Heater, 1967;
- HL70 Desk Fan (with Jurgen Greubel), 1971; and
- KMM 1/121 Coffee Grinder (with Hartiwg Kahloooke), 1975.
- BRAUN TFG 1 Permanent Table Lighter, 1960’s.
Examples of Weiss’s designs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Israel Museum.
References & Further Reading
- Reinhold Weiss | Indianapolis Museum of Art
- Dieter Rams – Industrial Design Mastermind | Top Design Magazine – Web Design and Digital Content
- Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams – Sight Unseen
- MoMA | The Collection | Reinhold Weiss (German, born 1934)
- HE1 KETTLE, BY REINHOLD WEISS, 1962 – The Independent
- IMAGINE – The Israel Museum’s searchable collections database