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Braun ET66 calculator and packaging

The Braun ET66 calculator manufactured by Braun (1987) is an example of Dieter Rams' (and Dietrich Lubs') design and its continuing influential impact. Most notable of all contemporary homages to Rams' designs from the 1950s through to the 1990s is Jonathan Ive's recent work for Apple products. In this case the imitation, 20 years later, of the ET66 calculators numeric and function keypad in the Apple iPhone calculator application (2007).

Rams became director of design at Braun soon after …


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Object Statement

Calculator, leaflet and packging, Braun ET66, plastic / metal / electronic components / paper, designed by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs, for Braun AG, Germany, made in Hong Kong, 1987

Physical Description

A four function calculator made of black plastic, including a case, with round numeric and function keys. Complete with original packaging and instruction leaflet.


Credit Line

Purchased 2012

Acquisition Date

18 March 2012

Cite this Object


Braun ET66 calculator and packaging 2023, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 30 March 2023, <>


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