Objectified (Hustwit, 2009)

It’s not every day you’ll come across a movie review on this blog, but then again, I don’t often browse through Netflix and find a great film on design…

I stumbled across Objectified (Hustwit, 2009) in the “watch instantly” documentaries section. I just had to pass this on to the design lovers here. The movie covers the industrial design of everyday products, from “analog” products like toothbrushes, chairs, and potato peelers to “digital” products like computers, MP3 players, and cell phones. It’s not just a discussion of how things are made; the true focus is on the philosophy of good design, the impact design has on our everyday lives, and the responsibility designers have in protecting the environment. If you love design, this is a great way to spend 1.25 hours.

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