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Objectified - Manufactured Objects and their Designers
Explore our complex relationship with manufactured objects and the people who design them. OBJECTIFIED is a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It's about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured…
Eames: The Architect and The PainterĀ 
Design history was born in a cavernous warehouse on a gritty street in Venice Beach, California, where Charles and Ray Eames set up their Renaissance-style studio in the optimistic flush of American victory during World War II. Jason Cohn and…
Design is One - The Story of Lella and Massimo Vignelli
Two of the world's most influential designers, Lella and Massimo Vignelli's work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say they are known by everyone, even by those who don't know their names. Adhering to self-proclaimed motto, "If you…
Tales of the Rat Fink
From the award-winning director of COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL and GRASS comes TALES OF THE RAT FINK, Ron Mann's wildly inventive bio about Renaissance man Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, who engineered a shift in mid-twentieth century culture with his customised cars,…
The Light Bulb Conspiracy
The Light Bulb Conspiracy uncovers how planned obsolescence has shaped our lives and economy since the 1920's, when manufacturers deliberately started shortening the life of consumer products to increase demand. The film also profiles a new generation of consumers, designers…
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The Bauhaus: Its Impact on the World of Design
This film draws attention to the great social responsibility of town planners, architects and mass-production designers, whose job it is to design the cities, houses and goods that form our everyday surroundings. It sets out to show that of all…
Icons of 20th Century Design
In today's consumer society our expectations, aspirations and dreams are reflected in the products we buy, or covet. From the millions of goods that go on sale each year, certain items rise above the dictates of mere fashion - they…
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Scandinavian Design: The Lunning Prize 1951-70
When Frederik Lunning left his native Denmark for the USA in the 1920s, Scandinavian design was virtually unknown, and few people believed that Lunning could establish a market for Danish porcelain and glass in New York - but by 1940…
A Faster Horse - The History of the Ford Mustang
This is the story of the Ford Mustang, one of the world's most iconic and recognizable cars. It follows the team entrusted with upholding the legacy of the brand in creating the 2015 model, now 50 years from the original…
The Flame of Functionalism
Celebrating the spirit of the 1930s, when Scandinavian design first gained wide acclaim, this film juxtaposes period movie clips and documentary footage with images of a wide range of Finnish architecture, interior design and furnishings by Rivel and many others.…
Design & Decoration: Peggy Guggenheim & Shen Shaomin
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
PHILIP RYLANDS, PEGGY GUGGENHEIM - Venice Located on Venice's Grand Canal, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of Europe's premier museums devoted to modern art. With masterpieces ranging in style from Cubism and Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism, the collection has…
Sevres Porcelain Manufactory - Paris
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
David Cameo The Sevres company was founded in 1738.[1] In 1740, the Vincennes manufactory was created, with the support of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour. In 1756, the factory moved to Sevres, near Madame de Pompadour's Bellevue Palace. This…
Numen For Use & Moretti Gallery
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
NUMEN FOR USE Christoph Katzler [Vienna] Sven Jonke, born 1973 in Bremen, Germany Design degree from the Study of Design in Zagreb. Christoph Katzler, born 1968 in Vienna, Austria Design degree from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Nikola…
Design & Decoration: Hans Hollein & David Elliott
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
HANS HOLLEIN [Vienna] Hans Hollein studied at the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, Vienna, Masterclass for Architecture Prof. C. Holzmeister, Diploma 1956; at IIT, Chicago (1958-59) Architecture and City Planning and at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design,…
Design & Decoration: Dilmos and Colnaghi
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
DILMOS Sergio Riva Dilmos was founded in 1980 as an exhibition space for designer furniture. The articles selected were intended to be the most representative examples of modern design, side by side with furniture made by firms representing the contemporary…
Fancsaly, Courtille & Ramon
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
RITA FANCSALY [Milan] 20THC ITALIAN DESIGN The gallery, established by Rita Fancsaly and Franco Deboni in 1993, is actually located in Milano, in the Brera district, a few meters from the Accademia di Brera. Under the artistic direction of architect…
Design & Decoration: Jean Lupu and Phoenix Antiquities
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
JEAN LUPU French Period PHOENIX ANTIQUITIES Hichaam Aboutam Antiquities
Axel Vervoordt and Orsi Galleries
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
AXEL VERVOORDT Brussels Interiors & Rare Collectibles ORSI GALLERIES Carlo Orsi Milan Rennaisance Antiques
Design & Decoration: AES+F & Van Gelder
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
AES + F [Moscow] Russian based photo-conceptualist group AES (made up of artists Tatyana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovitch, and Evgeny Svyatsky). The artist collective combines conceptual architecture, graphic arts, animation and photography to create fantasy worlds combining classical western mythology with…
Design & Decoration: Van der Ven, Bihain & Cesare Lampronti
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
FLORIS VAN DER VEN Van den Ven [Amsterdam] Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art, specialises in Asian art with an emphasis on Chinese and Japanese export porcelain. Also included are early bronzes and terracotta objects dating from as early as 3000…