Iconic Braun Aromatic KMM 1 coffee grinder, designed by Reinhold Weiss between 1964 to 1975. White plastic housing with red power button, acrylic glass and anodized aluminum container. The grinder has an aroma-preserving grinder and separate containers for the unground and ground coffee. Nine grinder levels can be set by turning the upper container. The status of the switch button can be read without explanation with the red reference point on the housing. This may sound trivial today, but was not a matter of course at the time. The all-round black rubber foot gives the coffee grinder a defined end and lifts the device off the base. Condition: Good original working condition.
Design by Reinhold Weiss
Reinhold Weiss is an industrial designer born in Germany in 1934, currently living in Tucson, Arizona. His products are now considered to be the symbol of the functionalist school of industrial design and contributed to the success of BRAUN. Reinhold Weiss studied from 1955 to 1959 at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm, which is considered the most important international design school after the Bauhaus, and graduated with a diploma. From 1959 to 1967, he was the first of only two Ulm graduates to work as a product designer for the electrical appliance manufacturer Braun. From 1962, he was deputy head of the design department at Braun and independently responsible for the household sector. In 1967 he moved to Chicago, where he worked for hi-fi equipment manufacturers NAD (New Acoustic Dimension) and Proton, among others.