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BIG on Netflix: Bjarke Ingels’ TV Debut Aims to Bring Architecture to a Whole New Audience

Netflix is primed to launch a new original documentary series next month fit for all architecture and design enthusiasts. “Abstract: The Art of Design” will premiere on Feb. 10 and spotlight how design influences everyday life. The show, produced by Editor-in-Chief of WIRED Scott Dadich, follows the creative genius of eight innovators in design-related fields. One of those innovators is none other than Danish architect and founder of BIG, Bjarke Ingels. Nothing makes more sense than to see Ingels atop the list of architects who would be perfect for the silver screen. He’s a man who’s often referred to as a rock star of architecture, whose TED Talks alone have received over two million views and whose category-defying projects and vivacious personality have been covered by the New York Times, Vogue and Rolling Stone. “Abstract: The Art of Design” dives into the lives of Ingels and a stellar group of creatives that includes a graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, Nike shoe designer, automobile designer, interior designer and a set designer. The trailer immediately pulls viewers into the designers’ individual worlds with tantalizing flashes of the objects, photographs and buildings created by them. The sound of big drum kits signals innovation and ...
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