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Objectified -- OBJECTIFIED is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. Director Gary Hustwit (HELVETICA) looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets, profiling the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It's about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. Through verite footage and in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world's most influential product designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?
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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Anyone who designs anything (especially software developers) should watch this See more (4 total) »

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)
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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75 min
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Himself - Designer:We have advanced technologically so far and yet somehow, it's almost some sort of paranoia where we're afraid to really say 'we live in the third technological revolution.' I have an iPod in my pocket, I have a mobile phone, I have a laptop, but then somehow, I end up going home and sitting on wood-spindle, Wittengale-like chairs. So, in a way, you could argue that we're building all these kind-of really kitsch stage-sets that have absolutely nothing to do with the age in which we live in.
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Himself - Designer:It'd be like, imagine right now, I'm sitting at my laptop, and I say 'oh, I've got to go out', what am I going to do? Go out and get my horse and carriage? No, of course not.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Anyone who designs anything (especially software developers) should watch this, 12 January 2013
Author: salesinfo from United States

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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