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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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a closer look at the individual design and personality behind the objects we use in our everyday lives 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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75 min
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Himself - CEO & Founder, Smart Design:If I think of my admiration for Eames, it was an admiration for his ability to identify the qualities of new materials, which could be used to create new objects, but nobody worried about whether fiberglass was going to cause disease or going to be difficult to dispose of...
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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
a closer look at the individual design and personality behind the objects we use in our everyday lives, 26 May 2009
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Well edited and composed, Objectified is neither groundbreaking nor earth-shatteringly enlightening, but it holds the interest of the audience.

The transitions from subject to subject and interview to interview are smooth and unobtrusive, and the content of the documentary is interesting and cool. Form really does follow function in terms of the composition of this film, but given that it deals with the means by which design integrates itself seamlessly into our experience, the lack of bold choices becomes pertinent and is therefore less troublesome. If one is to be generous, it could even be supposed that this kind of difficult-to-notice editing is some kind of implicit statement of philosophy with regards to the role of design in the life of the individual.

An interesting film. Worth seeing.

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