Netflix launches new documentary series 'Abstract: The Art of Design'

On February 10 the work of the 8 world’s leading designers

by Valentina Ieva
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On February 10, Netflix will launch a new original documentary series called "Abstract: The Art of Design".


The series is produced by Wired’s editor-in-chief Scott Dadich, Morgan Neville and Dave O’Connor.


It's an exploration of eight of the most creative thinkers and imaginative minds in the world of art and design today.


The subjects are as follows:


Es Devlin, a British stage designer known for the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, and pop music tour stages for artists like Beyoncé, Adele, and U2;


Tinker Hatfield, an American footwear designer and Nike's Vice President for Design and Special Projects;


Bjarke Ingels, the Danish architect who runs the Copenhagen- and New York-based practice BIG;


Ralph Gilles, a Canadian-American automotive designer and the head of design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles;


Paula Scher, an American graphic designer known for her work on the marketing campaigns for The Public Theater, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York;


Christoph Niemann, an illustrator born in Germany who has created covers for the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine;


Ilse Crawford, a British interior designer, who was the founding editor-in-chief of ELLE Decoration UK and is known for her work for the Soho House Group and the redesign of the VitraHaus;


Platon, a photographer born in London and raised in Greece who is known for his intimate portraits of heads of states and celebrities shot for publications like Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair, and GQ.



Abstract: The Art of Design is scheduled to screen its first episode on January 21 at the Sundance Film Festival, before premiering on Netflix February 10.



  • Valentina Ieva

    Valentina Ieva


    Bari / Italy

    Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)