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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…
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…
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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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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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…
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…
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…
SplinterBike
"No Bolts and Screws, just wood and glues" With the immortal words "If you build, I will ride it", joiner and sustainable buildings consultant Michael "Thomo" Thompson and Royal Mail Distributions Manager James Tully, friends and former neighbours for over…
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…
Design & Decoration: National Gallery Victoria and Bernardaud
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
NATIONAL GALLERY VICTORIA Gerard Vaughan At Oxford University, where Vaughan researched a doctorate on neo-classical taste, he was offered a job in the vice-chancellor's office that turned into a $1 billion fund-raising campaign. It led to a job running the…
Every Speed - The Meaning of Movement
Every Speed is a short experimental documentary that looks at the meaning of movement for people with and without physcal disabilities - both in terms of design and accessibility of cities and transportation as well as personal experiences of movement…
Design & Decoration: Tingo and Peter Finer Antiques
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
TINGO - Daniele Lorenzon - Milan Offering some of the most unique objects from superstar Italian designers Peter & Redmond Finer After a short period working at Sothey's in London, Peter Finer started dealing on his own account in 1967.…
Design & Decoration: Malborough Gallery, Lobmeyr & Adrian Sassoon
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
GILBERT LOYD, MALBOROUGH [UK] Francis Bacon's dealer Impressionists and Post-Impressionists Twentieth Century European Masters German Expressionists Post War American Artists International Contemporary Artists LOBMEYR [Vienna] Lobmeyr is working steadily on a contemporary interpretation of glass, always in the awareness of…
Franck Muller, Patrick Lamb & Marie Streichenberger
Part of the Series: Ultimate Boy Toys Series 1
GENEVA Franck Muller - Grand Master of Complications - genius watchmakerto the Stars.I am able to imagine the individual parts and watch assembly in mymind - like a computer, without having to draw it or put it down onpaper. LONDON…
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…
Karl-Freiedrich Sheufele, Mark Levinson & Willy Bogner
Part of the Series: Ultimate Boy Toys Series 1
GENEVA Karl-Freiedrich Sheufele - CHOPARD LUC People like to know who is behind the product. They like to see.... ohthere is a continuation, there is tradition, it is a family companyinvolved. NEW YORK Mark Levinson - creator of"High End" Audio…
Peter Speake-Marin & Georges Quellet [Stellavox]
Part of the Series: Ultimate Boy Toys Series 2
STELLAVOX Tape Recorders Georges Quellet - Master of the Swiss Mechanical tape recorder arts. SPEAKE-MARIN Peter Speake-Marin The inspiration and knowledge gleaned from working in restoration of historic treasures fired his desire to work and further his knowledge of watchmaking…