New British Film Institute DVD: Design for Today

You can pick up design tips from Barbara Hulanicki, Zandra Rhodes, and the inimitable Joyce Grenfell thanks to a series of reissued movies from the British Film Institute.

Design for Today DVD Sleeve

Source: BFI

Design for Today DVD Sleeve

On 22 March the BFI is re-releasing the second volume of Design For Today, a set of documentary films from the Central Office of Information’s collection. Among the gems available in the two-disc DVD set are Brief City (1952), a look at Modern architecture at the Festival of Britain, Insight: Terence Conran (1981), which shows the don of British design at the height of his powers, and the intriguingly-titled Designing Women (1948), in which Joyce Grenfell takes us on a plummy-voiced tour through the dos and don’ts of home furnishing. In addition, both Designed in Britain (1959) and Design for Today (1965) feature new specially-commissioned scores from pop band Saint Etienne.

Designed in Britain (1959)

Designed in Britain (1959)

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