Vitsoe was one of the first ways I discovered and fell in love with Dieter Rams. This wonderful short film documents a couple’s home in Munich who have been living with the Vitsoe shelving system since the 1960s. It has become such an important and integral roll in there lives that it is in every room and almost disappears beneath or behind the things which occupy it. The most intriguing part to me was how Monica said in reference to the 606 system being open or visible. “Because your life is always visible, it is you what is shown.” I think this is a phenomenal sentiment. How a shelving system can be viewed as a living monument or museum to your life. The things we keep, value, and display help to paint a picture of we are or may aspire to be.
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