Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Small Things

In 1954, designer extraordinaire Bruno Munari presented a collection of ordinary products he felt had outstanding design. The first Golden Compass Award (Il Compasso D'Oro) was decreed to those 'anonymous designers' that year, a prize the ADI (Association of Industrial Design) continues to bestow annually. Among the humble items on the list; a folding chair, a music stand and a Japanese saw.

In their new book, Usefulness in Small Things, Sam Hecht and Kim Colin share the same appreciation for everyday, mass produced objects designed for utility.

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