VIDEO: Design in 6 Lovely, Digestible Nutshells

  • 07 Jun 2013
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(Almost) everything you need to know about 20th century design has been synthesized into 6 brightly-colored, easily-digestible videos (all narrated by the sweet Scottish tones of one Ewan MacGregor).

From the Revival to Post-, this series of shorts from The Open University’s OpenLearn website just touches the surface of these design movements; however, they act as a great introduction for the un-design-initiated (indeed, The Open University sees them as an intro to their free course on Design Thinking) or, for design-aficionados, a fun refresher.

We’re particular to the video on the Bauhaus (after all, we also tackled the movement in a brilliant infographic) and the Modernist video (after the break) – but you can find all 6 at OpenLearn. Enjoy!

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Story via Fast Company

Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. "VIDEO: Design in 6 Lovely, Digestible Nutshells" 07 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • shift A

    Mmmmmh… the building presented (the Gropius one) at the beginning is in Dessau, not in Weimar, as written.

  • captain_oh

    Nutshells are not easily digestible, I’ve found.