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Why Design? [electronic resource]

TED Conferences LLC
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Philippe Starck is a legend of modern design known for his luxurious hotels, posh condos, and hip restaurants around the world. His focus has been on designing the total environment - from layout to furniture to linens - but his bold work on everyday objects (such as chairs, shoes, and toothbrushes) has made the biggest impact in the design world. Phillippe Starck explores the question "Why design?" in this fascinating 18-minute TEDTalk video. "In perhaps 50 years, 60 years, we can finish completely this civilization, and offer to our children the possibility to invent a new story, a new poetry, a new romanticism."
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17 min.
9 & up
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on May 03, 2012.
  • Types of Designers (2:56)
  • Who Will Use This Toothbrush? (3:10)
  • Remember, We Are Mutants (1:58)
  • Duty of Vision (3:17)
  • Uneven Path of Evolution: Civilization and Barbarism (3:02)
  • Finish the Story (2:23)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2007.
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48333 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (17 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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