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Objectified (2009)

A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paola Antonelli ...
Herself - Design Curator, Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Chris Bangle ...
Himself - Former Design Director, BMW Group (Munich)
Andrew Blauvelt ...
Himself - Design Curator, Walker Art Center
Erwan Bouroullec ...
Himself - Designer (Paris)
Ronan Bouroullec ...
Himself - Designer (Paris)
Anthony Dunne ...
Himself - Designer (London)
Agnete Enga ...
Herself - Senior Industrial Designer, Smart Design
Dan Formosa ...
Himself - Design & Research, Smart Design (New York)
Naoto Fukasawa ...
Himself - Designer (Tokyo)
Jonathan Ive ...
Himself - Senior VP Industrial Design, Apple (Cupertino)
Hella Jongerius ...
Herself - Designer (Rotterdam)
Bill Moggridge ...
Himself, co-founder IDEO
Marc Newson ...
Himself - Designer (Paris)
Fiona Raby ...
Herself - Designer (London)
Dieter Rams ...
Himself - Former Design Director, Braun Kronberg (Germany)
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A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

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22 May 2009 (UK)  »

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Box Office

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$8,668 (USA) (8 May 2009)

Gross:

$8,668 (USA) (8 May 2009)
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Karim Rashid - Designer: If the shelf life of a high-tech object is less than eleven months, it should be all 100% disposable. You know, I think my laptop, in a way, should be made of cardboard or my mobile phone could be a piece of cardboard or it could be just made out of something like, I don't know, sugar cane or some bio-plastic, etc. Why on Earth does anything have to be built to be permanent?
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I Like Van Halen Because My Sisters Says They Are Cool
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Anyone who designs anything (especially software developers) should watch this
12 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a brilliant documentary on design. I have been a software designer for decades and appreciated the professionalism and abilities of those interviewed. I must admit that I learned a bit about design as well - some ideas were totally new to me.

I believe someone who does not do design for a living would find it interesting as well. It would help people appreciate why a good design is a good design and understand a little bit more about what the people who do good designs are like.

Watching the film made me think about what good design was and gave me a greater appreciation for things I like. It also gave me some ideas on how to challenge some of the designs I do.

Besides being a good learning film, I just found it enjoyable.

Highly recommend.


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