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Objectified (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 22 May 2009 (UK)
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A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.


Gary Hustwit



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Credited cast:
Paola Antonelli ... Self - Design Curator, Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Chris Bangle Chris Bangle ... Self - Former Design Director, BMW Group (Munich)
Andrew Blauvelt Andrew Blauvelt ... Self - Design Curator, Walker Art Center
Erwan Bouroullec Erwan Bouroullec ... Self - Designer (Paris)
Ronan Bouroullec Ronan Bouroullec ... Self - Designer (Paris)
Anthony Dunne Anthony Dunne ... Self - Designer (London)
Agnete Enga Agnete Enga ... Self - Senior Industrial Designer, Smart Design
Dan Formosa Dan Formosa ... Self - Design & Research, Smart Design (New York)
Naoto Fukasawa Naoto Fukasawa ... Self - Designer (Tokyo)
Jonathan Ive ... Self - Senior VP Industrial Design, Apple (Cupertino)
Hella Jongerius Hella Jongerius ... Self - Designer (Rotterdam)
Bill Moggridge Bill Moggridge ... Self - co-founder IDEO
Marc Newson Marc Newson ... Self - Designer (Paris)
Fiona Raby Fiona Raby ... Self - Designer (London)
Dieter Rams Dieter Rams ... Self - Former Design Director, Braun Kronberg (Germany)


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

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Karim Rashid - 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.
Karim Rashid - Designer: ...
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a closer look at the individual design and personality behind the objects we use in our everyday lives
26 May 2009 | by brayneded31See all my reviews

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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