Abstract: The Art of Design

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Abstract: The Art of Design
GenreDocumentary
Created byScott Dadich
ComposersMark Mothersbaugh[1]
Timo Elliston
Brian Jones
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Production
Executive producersScott Dadich
Morgan Neville
Dave O’Connor
Jon Kamen
Justin Wilkes
Jason Spingarn-Koff
Ben Cotner
Lisa Nishimura
ProducersBilly Sorrentino
Sarina Roma
Paula Chowles
CinematographyLuke Geissbühler
Running time42–48 minutes
Production companiesRadicalMedia
Tremolo Productions
Godfrey Dadich Partners
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
First shown inWorldwide
Original releaseFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10) –
September 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)

Abstract: The Art of Design is a Netflix original documentary series highlighting artists in the field of design. It was released on Netflix on February 10, 2017.[2][3] The series was created by former Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich.[4]

The first season profiled illustrator Christoph Niemann, Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, stage designer Es Devlin, architect Bjarke Ingels, automotive designer Ralph Gilles, graphic designer Paula Scher, photographer Platon, and interior designer Ilse Crawford.[5]

In 2019, Netflix announced that the series had been renewed for a second season, which was released on September 25, 2019.[6]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18February 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
26September 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal release date
11"Christoph Niemann: Illustration"Morgan NevilleFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
22"Tinker Hatfield: Footwear Design"Brian OakesFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
33"Es Devlin: Stage Design"Brian OakesFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
44"Bjarke Ingels: Architecture"Morgan NevilleFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
55"Ralph Gilles: Automotive Design"Elizabeth Chai VasarhelyiFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
66"Paula Scher: Graphic Design"Richard PressFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
77"Platon: Photography"Richard PressFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
88"Ilse Crawford: Interior Design"Sarina RomaFebruary 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal release date
91"Olafur Eliasson: The Design of Art"Jason ZeldesSeptember 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)
102"Neri Oxman: Bio-Architecture"Morgan NevilleSeptember 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)
113"Ruth Carter: Costume Design"Claudia WoloshinSeptember 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)
124"Cas Holman: Design for Play"Elizabeth Chai VasarhelyiSeptember 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)
135"Ian Spalter: Digital Product Design"Scott DadichSeptember 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)
146"Jonathan Hoefler: Typeface Design"Brian OakesSeptember 25, 2019 (2019-09-25)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Mothersbaugh to Score 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie'". Film Music Reporter. February 13, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "A NEW SERIES ABOUT THE VISIONARY DESIGNERS WHO SHAPE OUR WORLD". WIRED. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
  3. ^ "What's New on Netflix: February 2017". Vulture. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  4. ^ "Meet the Designers Featured in Netflix's New Series 'Abstract: The Art of Design' - Format Magazine".
  5. ^ "Netflix launches new documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design with a stellar lineup". It’s Nice That. 2017-01-19. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  6. ^ Barber, Megan (2019-09-23). "Netflix's 'Abstract: The Art of Design' returns for Season 2 this week". Curbed. Retrieved 2020-07-18.

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