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Designing the Decades

Synopsis
A series celebrating 40 years of British designs. Details compiled from TRILT - see www.trilt.ac.uk
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2004
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 weekly from 15/5/03
Subjects
Design; FE
Keywords
design; designers; British design

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Price
subscription only
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes each

Sections

Title
Designing the 60s
Synopsis
On the 1960s high street, Habitat was transforming interior design and Tupperware parties were transforming kitchens. Including contributions from: Kenneth Grange (designer of the Kenwood Chef), Peter Murdoch (designer), Adam Faith (musician), Molly Parkin (fashion editor), Tony Benn and Jonathan Glancey (architecture and design critic for The Guardian). Narrated by Penelope Keith.
Duration
60 mins
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Title
Designing the 70s
Synopsis
A look at the 1970s, a period of recession, social unrest and the three-day week, when designers sought to help the public escape from the grim reality of their daily lives. The fashion for rural idyll, the rise and fall of Biba, Clive Sinclair’s pocket calculator and the DIY ethos of punk are examined.
Duration
60 mins
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Title
Designing the 80s
Synopsis
In the 1980s, Britain became well and truly style conscious. The decade of the designer-suited yuppie also witnessed the rise of Paul Smith, the Filofax, the Walkman, the Sinclair C5 and Richard Rogers’s Lloyd’s building
Including contributions from Paul Smith, Alice Rawsthorn (Director, Design Museum), Christopher Frayling, Neville Brody (designer of ‘The Face’), Terence Conran, Anne Diamond, Janet Street-Porter, Tyler Brulee (founder of Wallpaper) and Terry Farrell (architect).
Duration
60 mins
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Title
Designing the 90s
Synopsis
This episode looks at the rise of minimalism and loft living as well as the revolutions in bars starting with the All Bar One chain, which created clean bright spaces to appeal to the young professional market. As women’s spending power increased designs became softer, curvier and more colourful; this was the decade of ‘girl power’, consider the effect this had on everything from the wonderbra to Lara Croft. The programme includes contributions from James Dyson (creator of the Dyson vacuum cleaner), David Adjaye (architect), Tyler Brulee (founder of Wallpaper), Nicholas Grimshaw (architect), Caryn Franklin (Fashion), Adam and Jeremy Smith (Tomb Raider creators), John Hegarty (creative director of Bartle Bogle Hegarty), Kevin McCloud (designer) and Alice Rawsthorn (Director, Design Museum). Narrated by Penelope Keith. Directed by Heidi Perry. Series producer: Mary Sackville-West.
Duration
60 mins
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Name

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