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5 Design Documentaries To Watch and Get Inspired By While You Stay Home

5 Design Documentaries To Watch and Get Inspired By While You Stay Home
April 07, 2020
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For the design lovers among you, who are growing tired of nervously rearranging the furniture and manically sorting through clutter in your well-organised interiors, fresh inspiration for your favourite hobby in this difficult time of lockdown is now available in the shape of five design documentaries and series from the world's streaming platforms.

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1/5 Abstract: The Art of Design

The 14 episodes of this Netflix series offer extensive coverage of different fields of design with distinguished guests, including, among others, Ilse Crawford, Olafur Eliasson, Tinker Hatfield and Bjarke Ingels, who discuss their respective fields of interior design, the design of art, footwear design and architecture. 

Available on Netflix

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2/5 Interior Design Masters

If you like Top Chef, then you will love Interior Design Masters. Initially produced for the BBC, the reality TV series, which is now available on Netflix, pits aspiring London interior designers against each other in a competition to win a contract to design a bar in one of the British capital's hotels.

Available on Netflix


3/5 The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

At a time when going for a stroll might net you a fine, you can always choose to follow architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin on their quest to visit the world's most extraordinary homes in extreme locations and a host of countries around the globe.

Available on Netflix


4/5 Eames: The Architect and the Painter

The first film to be made about the 20th century's most famous design duo, Eames: The Architect and the Painter offers a comprehensive investigation of the couple's world, with archive material in the form of films, love letters, photographs and the extraordinary volume of objects produced by Charles, Ray and their staff.

Available on iTunes

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5/5 Barbicania

A prime example of post-war British brutalism, the Barbican Estate is one of the architectural jewels of the British capital. Built over the remains of fortifications from the Roman city of Londinium, the estate is home to three towers: Cromwell, Lauderdale and Shakespeare. Structured like a private diary, the film tells of two directors, who are renowned for their work on architectural subjects, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, and their exploration of this remarkable location.

Available on Vimeo

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