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Abstract: The Art of Design

Abstract: The Art of Design

Netflix 2017

Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers working today in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Abstract: The Art of Design

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#1 - Cas Holman: Design for Play

6.76

Season 2 - Episode 4

As founder of toy company Heroes Will Rise, Cas Holman crafts tools and objects designed to inspire kids (and adults) to play creatively.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 29 votes.

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#2 - Ruth Carter: Costume Design

7.12

Season 2 - Episode 3

A visual storyteller and frequent Spike Lee collaborator, Ruth E. Carter won an Oscar for her Afrofuturistic costume design for "Black Panther."

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 41 votes.

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#3 - Ralph Gilles: Automotive Design

7.31

Season 1 - Episode 5

As Fiat Chrysler’s global head of design, Ralph Gilles steers the brand into the future with sleek new sports cars and a self-driving electric van.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 108 votes.

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#4 - Ilse Crawford: Interior Design

7.38

Season 1 - Episode 8

Interior designer Ilse Crawford creates spaces and objects that engage the senses and promote well-being, from high-end hotels to Ikea furniture.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 95 votes.

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#5 - Ian Spalter: Digital Product Design

7.53

Season 2 - Episode 5

On the heels of leading influential projects for Nike and Instagram, Ian Spalter explains the process of experimenting with new product designs.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 36 votes.

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#6 - Es Devlin: Stage Design

7.79

Season 1 - Episode 3

Stage designer Es Devlin crafts evocative sets for concerts, operas, plays and runway shows using light, film, sculpture -- and even rain.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 148 votes.

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#7 - Olafur Eliasson: The Design of Art

7.86

Season 2 - Episode 1

Olafur Eliasson creates sensory-rich immersive installations, including a lamp-lit sun at the Tate Modern and chunks of Arctic ice on city streets.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 43 votes.

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#8 - Neri Oxman: Bio-Architechture

7.89

Season 2 - Episode 2

Can we design our way out of an ecological crisis? At the MIT Media Lab, professor Neri Oxman cultivates new materials that emulate nature.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 46 votes.

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#9 - Jonathan Hoefler: Typeface

7.97

Season 2 - Episode 6

While researching vintage watches as inspiration for a new font, Jonathan Hoefler delves into his work for Apple, Obama's "Change" campaign and more.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 30 votes.

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#10 - Christoph Niemann: Illustration

8.04

Season 1 - Episode 1

From New Yorker covers to Instagram sketches, illustrator Christoph Niemann plays with abstraction and interactivity -- and questions authenticity.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 244 votes.

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#11 - Paula Scher: Graphic Design
8.13
Season 1 - Episode 6

Graphic designer Paula Scher paints with words, developing the visual language of iconic brands and institutions around the world.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 123 votes.

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#12 - Tinker Hatfield: Footwear Design
8.16
Season 1 - Episode 2

Tinker Hatfield's background in architecture and athletics sparked his game-changing shoe designs for Nike, including the iconic Air Jordan series.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 179 votes.

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#13 - Bjarke Ingels: Architecture
8.23
Season 1 - Episode 4

Architect Bjarke Ingels unites function, fantasy and sustainability in “pragmatic utopian” designs like a clean power plant topped with a ski slope.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 134 votes.

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#14 - Platon: Photography
8.31
Season 1 - Episode 7

Platon’s fearless portraits capture the souls of world leaders and ordinary people. A shoot with Gen. Colin Powell provides a window into his process.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Abstract: The Art of Design from 118 votes.

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