50 years of 606

606 Universal Shelving System

Designed back in 1960 by a 28-year-old Dieter Rams, the 606 Universal Shelving System has enjoyed 50 years of continuous production by Vitsœ (the image above is Rams’ original sketch of a shelving system from 1955).

606 Universal Shelving System

In celebration, an exhibition showing examples of the earliest production of the shelving system runs at Vitsœ, 3-5 Duke Street, London from 18 September to 16 October.

Photograph via Swiss Cheese and Bullets.

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