This is a book about the things that no one usually cares about. Ordinary objects that were industrially produced at the turn of the century. Objects that were designed to work. They fulfill a need. Someone had carefully considered all the aspects of its use for practical matters and often this someone was anonymous. These objects are so common-place, so self-evident and so removed of the unessential that they almost become invisible. Just like a good tool should be. I find there to be profound beauty in this functionality and simplicity.
The book is called "Designer: No Name". From the book: "Two hundred thirty everyday articles from the first phase of mass production. All intended for practical use. All adapted to the attributes of the materials. The designers are unknown. This is a book about anonymous self-evident design." Published in 2002 by Byggförlaget, Sweden.