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Mass Production Products from Phaidon Design Classics

Phaidon Press, April 2009
Hardcover, 1100 pages
24.5cm × 21cm × 5.6cm

A chronological portfolio of the 333 best designs that became available to homes across the globe thanks to the advent of mass production. This collection demonstrates how by the middle of the 20th century production had increased worldwide and manufacturers became conscious of the concept of good design for all.

From Lego bricks and the Frisbee to door handles and sewing machines, chairs, tables, scooters and airplanes these classics have a timeless quality and have barely changed since their invention. Each object is accompanied by a detailed text with precise information about each product, each designer, each manufacturer and their history. It includes designs by Charles and Ray Eames, Jean Prouve, Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto and Achille Castiglioni among many others.