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Objectified -- An in-depth look at industrial art and how it impacts our lives, including interviews with designers from London, Tokyo, Paris, New York and more.

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A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. | Add synopsis »
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Engaging if not overly insightful documentary on the nature of design See more (4 total) »

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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)
Karim Rashid ... Himself - Designer (New York)
Alice Rawsthorn ... Herself - Design Editor, International Herald Tribune
Amber Shonts ... Herself
Davin Stowell ... Himself - CEO & Founder, Smart Design
Jane Fulton Suri ... Herself - IDEO
Rob Walker ... Himself - New York Times Magazine

Directed by
Gary Hustwit 
 
Produced by
Gary Hustwit .... producer
Sharon Hustwit .... associate producer
Jakob Trollbäck .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Luke Geissbuhler (director of photography) (as Luke Geissbühler)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Beshenkovsky 
 
Sound Department
Singeli Agnew .... sound recordist
Brian Bracken .... sound designer
Valerio Cerini .... sound recordist
Joel Jaffe .... sound recordist
Matty Nematollahi .... sound recordist
Sam Pullen .... sound recordist
Lou Teti .... sound re-recording mixer
Lou Teti .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Fritz .... additional camera operator
Gary Hustwit .... additional photographer
James Longley .... additional photographer
Ben Wolf .... additional photography
 
Editorial Department
Ira Schweitzer .... colorist
 
Other crew
Trish Dalton .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Gary Cohen .... special thanks
 

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Herself - Design Editor, International Herald Tribune:Arguably, the biggest single challenge facing every area of design right now is sustainability. It's no longer possible for designers to ignore the implications of continuing to produce more and more new stuff that sometimes we need and sometimes we don't need...See more »
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Engaging if not overly insightful documentary on the nature of design, 24 November 2009
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

I should give this film credit for what it does because, on the face of it, I have to be honest and say that when I started watching this I did so with a certain air of "why am I wasting 90 minutes of my time on a subject that holds little interest for me". You must agree that, to the casual viewer (which I am), a documentary on the nature of design is rather loose and perhaps lacks a real hook to get the punters in the door. This was my attitude at the start and I mention this because mostly I found the film to be engaging and interesting. This is mostly down to the way the film is pulled together (appropriately enough) because it has a real structure and rhythm to it that just works.

Some sections work better than others though. Anything to do with Apple is most accessible because we are all familiar with the brand as a thing of beauty and easy use and it makes the conversations around this easy to follow. Conversely the sections with the toothbrush is less so because the work being shown does not appear to be necessary or be going anywhere. Although there are some exceptions, everyone involved in the film is intelligent, well-spoken, clear and easy to listen to. There are a couple of slightly pretentious "design types" that rubbed me up the wrong way with their attitudes but otherwise I found it easy to spend time in the company of the contributors.

Ultimately the film doesn't quite provide the level of insight or passion that one might have hoped but it does engage across the admittedly quite short running time. The subject is well presented, made accessible and, as much as possible, tangible. Could have been better with more insight but for what it is it is accessible and engaging.

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