Textural, subtle, and practical: exactly what you can expect from Markian.

Dieter showcases the delicacy and symmetry of the Vieira shell with exquisite timber differentiation. The Dieter low table seamlessly houses extra seating with three Warwick upholstered seats nestled quietly under the shell. You can sit on the seat, or recline on the floor using the seat as a backrest. The Marblo by Markian circle on the top can be used as a removable tray.

Customise Dieter to suit your space with your choice of Markian’s nine colourways, designed to delight your senses and enliven your space

    Materials & Care

    Timber Veneer
    Marblo by Markian Solid Surface
    Warwick or Italia Cuoi leather seats

    Clean with a damp, soft cloth or sponge using lukewarm water. Neutral diluted detergent may also be used with lukewarm water. Strong detergents which contain bleach, acid or have an abrasive effect (such as scouring creams) should be avoided. Sponges and scourers made from synthetic fibres or metal which may leave permanent scratches on the surfaces should also be avoided. For best care and maintenance results please follow manufacturers instructions

    Care & Maintenance Guide

    Lead Time

    8-10 weeks depending on volume of order.


    “Good design is innovative. Good design must be useful. Good design is aesthetic design. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is honest. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is consistent in every detail. Good design is environmentally friendly. And last but not least, good design is as little design as possible.” - Dieter Rams.

    Dieter Rams was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1932. An industrial designer and retired academic, Rams developed the ten principles of good design, sometimes known as ten commandments, which have secured worldwide recognition and appreciation. 

    Rams attended Wiesbaden School of Art, graduating in architecture with honours in 1953. In 1955, he was recruited to Braun as an architect and an interior designer. In 1961, he became the chief design officer at Braun, a position he retained until 1995. Rams and his staff designed many memorable products for Braun, including the famous SK4 record player and the high-quality 'D'-series (D45, D46) of 35mm film slide projectors. The SK4, known as the "Snow White coffin," is considered revolutionary because it transitioned household appliance design away from looking like traditional furniture. 

    By producing electronic gadgets that were remarkable in their austere aesthetic and user-friendliness, Rams made Braun a household name in the 1950s.

    Rams was influenced by his grandfather, a carpenter,  and the Bauhaus movement, which brought art and industry together and suggested good design was about achieving beauty and utility. In doing so, it could transcend its origins and influence society on a broader scale. He introduced these sensibilities to consumer products, explaining that “Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design.”

    Almost every industrial designer since has been influenced by his work. His designs inspired Appledesigner Jonathan Ive, including Apple's iOS 6 calculator, a clear reference to the 1977 Braun ET66 calculator. The designer responsible for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad has described Rams’ work as “Bold, pure, perfectly proportioned, coherent and effortless. At a glance, you knew exactly what it was and exactly how to use it.”

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    Markian - Furniture is bespoke and handmade in our purpose-built Brisbane workshop and joinery. We are able to design and custom make just about anything you can imagine, including coffee and dining tables, sideboards, display cabinets, bar stools, sofas, outdoor furniture, and storage solutions.