Directed by Danielle Schirman / Anna-Celia Kendall
Club sofa, BIC Cristal pen, Akari lamp, Hoover 150 vacuum cleaner, Citroen
DS 19 automobile, and iMac computer embodied the two requirements of a
great design - they were innovative and aesthetically pleasing.
Fortunately for their designers, they were also instant successes with the
public and had a commanding influence on future product lines. Design
not only explores the development and concept of each of these archetypal
products, but uses each as a lens to examine a larger historical context.
Combining archival images and film excerpts with music and other pieces of
popular culture, this unique documentary outlines the social, political,
and cultural climate in which each item was invented. "Cleverly allows us
to view the 20th century from a new angle" (L.A. Tribune). French
with optional English and German subtitles.