Mass Production

Products from Phaidon Design Classics

Design classics from the age of mass production.

Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors


Price: USD$39.95 USD$20.00



  • A chronological portfolio of the 333 best designs that became available to homes across the globe thanks to the advent of mass production
  • 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
  • Charles and Ray Eames, Jean Prouvé, Arne Jacobsen and Alvar Aalto were commissioned to design furniture and appliances for the booming middle classes
  • From Lego bricks and the Frisbee to door handles and sewing machines, chairs, tables, scooters and aeroplanes, 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
  • Over 1,000 illustrations fully document each product


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Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors


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