Rotovision today publishes Wayne Hemingway’s Mass Market Classics: The Home, that highlights the design status of ‘mundane’ objects, from the Rotary Airer to the catflap. The criteria are ‘based more on quantities sold than what critics think [of the product]’, says Hemingway. ‘It has a serious message,’ he adds, bemoaning the fact words like ‘mass’ and ‘everyday’ are now ‘derogatory’ in the design lexicon. Priced £16.99, it is available from central London Oxfam outlets and all good bookshops.
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