10 Netflix documentaries about design we loved

10 Netflix documentaries about design we loved

We are going to introduce 10 inspiring documentaries on Netflix related to design so that designers like you can watch Netflix documentaries and get inspired! Whether you're an interior designer, graphic designer, product designer, stage designer, or a design junkie interested in the art of design, we're sure you'll find creative inspiration in one of the works below.

The Art of Design

Description:

This is an original series, a Netflix original documentary, with each episode featuring "the most creative designers" in a different field. These incredibly creative designers share their creative ideas and creative process. Abstraction is more than storytelling: it illuminates the intentions behind the amazing things around us. A perfect series for graphic designers, innovative designers, and prominent designers.


The Creative Brain

Description:

Cangyi may seem like a superpower held by the few in the eyes of many, but Eagleman shattered this urban legend in his record month with The Creative Brain. Eagleman tells us how we can unleash our creative minds. Eagleman argues that originality is not about creating ideas out of thin air: it is about piecing together existing ideas to create something extraordinary.



The Minimalists

Description:

In recent years, there has been a rise in renunciation, severing unnecessary things, abandoning superfluous affairs, and breaking away from attachment to things. Netflix's The Minimalists proposes the concept of minimalism, a rethinking lifestyle, allowing viewers to examine their past obsessions with material things and regain happiness.


People's designer Jeremy Scott

Description:

People tell how Scott, a farm boy, grew into the creative director of one of the world's most prestigious fashion brands. This  documentary film condenses the courage it takes to carve out a creative name for yourself and dives into the minutiae of the fashion industry with a charming detour.


Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

Description:

Blending interviews and archival footage, this Netflix documentary tells the story of animator Floyd Norman, who paved the way for black creatives in show business. When Floyd Norman was a kid, he heard that he would never have a career at Disney Studios. "They don't hire black people," his colleague told him. Norman, however, paid no attention to this, and within a few years he was animating The Jungle Book, becoming Disney's first black employee.


I Am Sun Mu

Description:

This is the story of a North Korean defector, Sun Mu, who has been using a defiant pseudonym, meaning "without borders," to criticize North Korea's authoritarian regime.


The Toys That Made Us

Description:

This documentary tells the confession of the inventor behind one of the most iconic toy lines of all time, exploring how his billion-dollar creation rose and failed.


They’ll love me when I’m dead

Description:

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead, vividly showcases the creative genius of Orson Wettes and his attempt to create a film that would change the style of cinema, or what he calls "a departure from traditional filmmaking."


Print the Legend

Description:

This is the story of four competitors, 3D Systems, Stratasys, MakerBot, and Formlabs, who elevated 3D printing from a fringe, tech-nerd niche to a mass-consumer product that anyone can have on their desktop. Now, 3D printing is becoming the next wave of the technological revolution. It's a gold rush, but the question remains: Who will be the winner?


The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Photography

Description:

In The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Photography, Errol Morris explores the life of a talented photographer facing the digital world. Errol Morris has a whimsical charm and wit and shows her old friend a tour of her backyard garage-turned-archive.



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Vivian Luk
Marketing Director @ MSHK

Runner, singer, digital marketer, and entrepreneur. I'm always excited for the future!

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