Part of the Phaidon Design Classics series is “Mass Production”, which should be a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in product design.
The book celebrates the 333 classic designs that became available due to the advent of mass production and manufacturers increasing awareness of the concept of “good design for all”. It includes iconic furniture by designers such as Eames, Jacobsen and Aalo, but also items such as the Frisbee, Lego bricks and pens, which have hardly changed through time.
Comprising of 1100 pages of illustrations, anecdotes and expert opinions, this book is a great introduction to the subject of product design. Amazon is selling it for £18.99 in hardcover.