On February 10th, Netflix will launch a new documentary series designed to captivate architecture and design enthusiasts. “Abstract: The Art of Design” will 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 Danish architect and founder of BIG, Bjarke Ingels, often referred to as a rock star of architecture, whose TED talks alone have received more than 2 million views.
While the program does romanticize the role of architecture to some extent (it is after all a difficult profession involving extremely delayed gratification and designs that may never see the light of day!), it also encourages viewers to think more deeply about the impact of design on their world. Ingels may not be the “everyman” of architecture, but his story is inspirational.