The Genius of Design

This five-part series, tells the story of design, focusing on inventions – such as the ring pull and the fitted kitchen, from the Industrial Revolution through 20s modernism, the swinging 60s, the designer 80s and up to the present day.

Features interviews with star designers like Philippe Starck and creatives from Apple and Ford; as well as design fans like Stephen Fry.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (2010 - 2010)
Schedule: Fridays at 19:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 5 episodes

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Objects of Desire

Episode 1x05; Jun 4, 2010

Picking up the story of design from the drab days of the late 70s, the final episode tracks the explosion of wild creativity that defined the 'designer decades' of the 80s and early 90s. By addressing wants rather than needs and allying themselves to

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x05: Objects of DesireJun 4, 2010
1x04: Better Living Through ChemistryMay 28, 2010
1x03: Blueprints for WarMay 21, 2010
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