More than 50 international designers, from Martino Gamper to Playlab, have shared their take on the toilet paper dispenser as part of an exhibition at Marta gallery in Los Angeles. Here, the curators pick their ten favourite pieces from the show.
Called Under/Over, the exhibition is on show until 1 November and hopes to draw attention to the toilet roll holder as an overlooked and underappreciated household item.
“Almost anyone could design a toilet paper holder”
“Like so many Western products related to the body — goods made on behalf of bowel movements, reproductive health or sexual health – there is a ludicrous, puritanical, nearly-taboo association with speaking openly about toilet paper, let alone designing thoughtfully on its behalf,” said Heidi Korsavong, who curated the show and founded Marta alongside Benjamin Critton.
“More often than not, toilet