Netflix announces new docu-series exploring “the art of design”

Abstract includes interviews with the likes of Pentagram partner Paula Scher and architect Bjarke Ingels.


Netflix has announced the launch of its new documentary series, Abstract: The Art of Design.

Each episode looks to go “beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design”, says Netflix, exploring the creative processes of prominent designers from different sectors.

Paula Scher and Bjarke Ingels

Featured designers include Pentagram partner Paula Scher and Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, who is the founder and creative partner of architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group.

Other designers showcased include illustrator and graphic designer Christoph Niemann, stage designer Es Devlin, who has worked with artists ranging from Kanye West to Adele and the shoe designer behind Nike’s self-lacing trainers, Tinker Hatfield.

Executive producers

The series has been co-produced by executive producer Morgan Neville, RadicalMedia’s Dave O’Connor and Wired editor-in-chief, Scott Dadich.

Abstract: The Art of Design will be available on Netflix from 10 February.

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  • Freelance Designer January 30, 2017 at 10:55 am

    It looks like Netflix is stepping up their content with their own productions – finally! Looking forward to ‘Abstract’.

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