Braun

KMM 1 aromatic (red switch)

Reinhold Weiss

1965

Braun KMM 1 aromatic

Weiss' typically sculptural combination of cylindrical and cubic forms articulates the functional elements of the grinding process - jar, motor block and caddy - as descrete volumes. More figurally, the transition from cylinder to cube expresses the transformation of beans into grounds. Interesting to compare Weiss' approach with Rams' relatively terse KM 22 design. There functional elements are suppressed within a unified form, and  only the quantitative factor of the grinding process - volumetric reduction - is expressed.

Other important Weiss designs for Braun include:

HL 1 Multiwind

HL 70

TFG 1 Permanent

HLD 2

H 7 (with Dieter Rams)

price: £200