Abstract: The Art of Design

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Abstract: The Art of Design

Postby Rob Lister » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:10 pm

On Netflix I'll sometimes close my eyes, go down some random x, left some random y, and <enter><enter>. I'm usually disappointed but sometimes pleasantly surprised. This was a pleasant surprise.


A look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.

Christoph Niemann: Illustration
Episode 1 profiles Christoph Niemann, an illustrator and his work with abstraction and interactivity from various mediums such as the New Yorker to Instagram.

Tinker Hatfield: Footwear Design <--this is so far my favorite
Episode 2 profiles college track-and-field athlete Tinker Hatfield, who's journey into architecture accompanied with his background in sports sparked a career of game-changing shoe designs for Nike, including the legendary Air Jordan.

Es Devlin: Stage Design
Episode 3 of the documentary series profiles stage designer, Es Devlin, known for her brilliant and evocative work in the fields of theater, opera, pop music, television, dance, runway shows and film.

Bjarke Ingels: Architecture
Bjarke Ingels, a danish architect, takes us in a journey through the early work of his ostentatiously creative (and often controversial) career, for which he's earned global recognition; so far that today, besides his fresh contemporary contribution to Danish Architecture, he is innovating throughout the world with countless bold projects.

Ralph Gilles: Automotive Design
Episode 5 of Netflix's documentary series profiles Ralph Gilles, global Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler, who's award-winning designs have steered the brand into the future with a sleek new sports cars and a self-driving electric van.

Paula Scher: Graphic Design
A profile of graphic designer, Paula Scher. Paula uses graphic design to paint with words, developing a visual language she explores in the world of iconic brands and well-known institutions around the globe.

Platon: Photography
A profile of renowned photographer, Platon, is presented in episode 7. His photos have captured the souls of the average person on the street and many of our infamous world leaders. Journey into his process in a session with Gen. Colin Powell.

Ilse Crawford: Interior Design
Episode 9 of the Netflix documentary series focuses on British designer Ilse Crawford who designs spaces ranging from high-end hotels to Ikea furniture which engage the senses and promote well-being.

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