Monocle on Design

Design on film

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13 October 2020

Episode 470

30 minutes


Photo: Gregor Hofbauer

Ever wondered where archive footage is collected for documentaries about designers? Or who designs film sets and props? Hear the answers as we explore the life of furniture-maker George Nakashima, visit backlots in Hungary and talk to graphic designer Annie Atkins.

13 October 2020

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Chapter 1

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Photo: Gregor Hofbauer

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Chapter 1

George Nakashima, woodworker

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The master furniture-maker was considered a founding father of American craft. A new documentary by Nakashima’s nephew, John, and daughter, Mira, celebrates his legacy.

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Chapter 2

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Calling the shots in Hungary

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We pull up a chair in one of Hungary’s largest production facilities. Its sets are helping the country play a starring role in Hollywood blockbusters and local productions.

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Chapter 3

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Graphic design on screen

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Designer of the props and posters that bring the cinematic universe to life, Annie Atkins tells us how her work is key to building a rich world for your favourite actors.

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