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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…
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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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.…
Marinoni - Champion Cyclist to Master Bike Craftsman
Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top shape, and decided to…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Daum and Patrizzi & Co
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
DAUM Daum is a crystal studio based in Nancy, France, founded in 1878 by Jean Daum (1825-1885). His sons, Auguste Daum (1853-1909) and Antonin Daum (1864-1931), oversaw its growth during the burgeoning Art Nouveau period. Currently Daum is the only…
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…
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…
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…
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: 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…
Inventors
Part of the Series: Advocates of Change
They have made a difference and revolutionized the world. They come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. These remarkable individuals have pioneered, developed and forever improved their industry and the world in which we…
Design & Decoration: Retpen, Baroni & Maierhofer
Part of the Series: Masters of Design & Decoration Collection
MARIE RETPEN [Denmark] A designer and maker specialized in blown glass. Her work ranges from conceptual everyday objects to sculptural domestic installations, always with focus on aesthetic and experimentation. JEAN-LUC BARONI [UK] Jean-Luc Baroni belongs to the third generation of…