In the case of most items, the means of production is often taken for granted; due in no small part to the fact that most privileged consumers never actually have to make stuff – or ever consider making stuff. However, when we consider that the 80s Raleigh bicycle (pictured above) consists of no less than 893 individual parts, then a single ‘product’ garners a whole new level of appreciation.
Things Come Apart is an expansion of Todd McLellan’s original Disassembly Series that explores retro to modern daily items that have, are, or will be in our everyday lives. The book Things Come Apart published by Thames & Hudson will be available May. I have it on good authority that the pages will be actually bound together.