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Netflix design documentary series to feature Bjarke Ingels

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Netflix design documentary series to feature Bjarke Ingels

Abstract: The Art of Design will delve into the artistic processes of various influential designers.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | February 1, 2017

A new eight-episode documentary series coming to Netflix hopes to provide a look inside the minds of some of the most influential designers from various disciplines. Architecture, graphic design, automobile design, and photography are just some of the areas the series, titled Abstract: The Art of Design, will focus on.

The architect whose brain will be picked for the series is Bjarke Ingels (did you really expect it to be anyone else?). In recent years Ingles’ name has become synonymous with the term “Starchitect” as his buildings have been popping up all over the world from China, to his home country of Denmark, to the United States. Ingels has said in the past that he attempts to create “pragmatic utopian architecture.”

According to WorldArchitecture.org, each of the eight episodes will act as a single movie profiling one of the eight featured designers. In addition to Ingels, other designers who will be profiled in the series are Ralph Gilles, an automobile designer best known for the Chrysler 300, and Tinker Hatfield, a Nike shoe designer best known for his work with the Air Jordan brand.

The series’ creators promise the show will provide a different look than other design documentaries and will be anything but boring.

The series will premiere on Netflix on February 10. The trailer can be viewed below.

 

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