First episode of the BBC series “Genius of Design”, a great documentary series which explores the history of design that premiered last May (a 5 part documentary) and is now available on DVD & as a book….
It tells the story of design from the Industrial Revolution through 20s modernism, the swinging 60s, the designer 80s and up to the present day. Features interviews with star designers like Philippe Starck and creatives from Apple and Ford; as well as design fans like Stephen Fry.
This first episode (the one just up here!!!) of this new series tells the story of the birth of industrial design. Alongside the celebrated names, from Wedgwood to William Morris, it also explores the work of the anonymous designers responsible for prosaic but classic designs for cast-iron cooking pots to sheep shears – harbingers of a breed of industrially produced objects culminating in the Model T Ford.
The rest of the series you would be able to watch it on the BBC iPlayer if you live in the UK, if not, unfortunately you’ll have to buy yourself the DVD (which may only work in the European region) or keep waiting while they keep being leaked 🙂
Update: Ooops looks like the guys from BBC didn’t quite like their content being shared on Vimeo… so the account & videos have been deleted (bohooooo). If we find an alternative we’ll let you know :S