Watch Netflix’s Abstract: The Art of Design For Free


Netflix released ten of its documentary films, shorts and docuseries free on YouTube for anyone to watch. Included in the set is Abstract: The Art of Designexploring “the most creative designers” from various fields. The first season of this series goes into the the art, science and philosophy of design. Back in 2017, Netflix launched the documentary series with the aim of demonstrating how design influences all aspects of our lives.

One of the eight professionals featured was Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, of BIG, who presented his vision of architecture alongside professionals in interior design, graphic design, automotive design, illustration, and set design. The series featured a range of other designers, including: graphic designer Paula Scher, illustrator Cristoph Niemann, photographer Platon, Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, automobile designer Ralph Gilles, interior designer Ilse Crawford, and set designer Es Devlin. The show has been produced by Scott Dadich, the Editor in Chief of WIRED.
Abstract The Art of Design Phần 2: Tinker Hatfield: Footwear Design
Tinker Hatfield’s background in architecture and athletics sparked his game-changing shoe designs for Nike, including the iconic Air Jordan series.
Abstract The Art of Design Phần 3: Es Devlin: Stage Design
Stage designer Es Devlin crafts evocative sets for concerts, operas, plays and runway shows using light, film, sculpture — and even rain.
Abstract The Art of Design Phần 4: Bjarke Ingels: Architecture
Architect Bjarke Ingels unites function, fantasy and sustainability in “pragmatic utopian” designs like a clean power plant topped with a ski slope.
Abstract The Art of Design Phần 5: Ralph Gilles: Automotive Design
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.
Abstract The Art of Design Phần 6: Paula Scher: Graphic Design
Graphic designer Paula Scher paints with words, developing the visual language of iconic brands and institutions around the world.
Abstract The Art of Design Phần 7: Platon: Photography
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.

Abstract The Art of Design Phần 8: Ilse Crawford: Interior Design

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