What does a toilet paper roll have to do with great design? A lot, actually. Check out “The Genius of Design” by the BBC. It goes over so much – the ten commandments of design by famed industrial designer Dieter Rams, the beauty of designs by 19th century craftsman William Morris, the work of Christopher Dresser, one of the first independent industrial designers – and that’s just in the first episode.
The show covers all aspects of design, large scale and small. Most of all it talks about what inspires us all – enduring, beautiful, simple, functional design. Yes, even toilet paper rolls.