Abstract The Art of Design
A look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.
Part 1: 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.
Part 2: Tinker Hatfield Footwear Design
This episode 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.
Part 3: 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 theatre, opera, pop music, television, dance, runway shows and film.
Part 4: Bjarke Ingels Architecture
Episode 4 Architect Bjarke Ingels unites function, fantasy and sustainability in “pragmatic utopian” designs like a clean power plant topped with a ski slope.
Part 5: Ralph Gilles Automotive Design
Part 5 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.
Part 6: 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.
Part 7: 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.
Part 8: Ilse Crawford Interior Design
Episode 8 of this 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.