Abstract: The Art of Design

I recently came across a new Netflix Original series centred around art and design.

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Abstract: The Art of Design consists of eight short documentaries profiling designers representing different fields in the industry.

The episodes, each roughly 40 minutes long and helmed by different directors, feature designers such as footwear designer Tinker Hatfield, set designer Es Devlin, architect Bjarke Ingles and illustrator Christoph Niemann.

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Christoph Niemann

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Tinker Hatfield

I stumbled across this documentary on Netflix late one night and I can honestly say it has motivated and inspired me in every sense of the word. I was particularly impressed by illustrator Christoph Niemann’s modest approach towards drawing and Es Devlin’s bold set designs. I followed them both on Instagram after watching the documentaries and now have access to daily updates and therefore daily inspiration from both designers.

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Es Devlin

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Es Devlin’s stage design for Kanye West

I took inspiration and have referenced Es Devlin in my Specialist Studies in Design module for the Performance 1 project in which I have designed a performance space for a client.

I recommend these documentaries to everyone I speak to regarding design.

Check it out if you want to be wowed by wonderful design and designers:

Netflix link : https://www.netflix.com/title/80057883

Dezeen article link: https://www.dezeen.com/2017/02/09/netflix-design-documentary-series-abstract-art-design/

 

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