Movie List for Interior Designers

March 14, 2016

I love watching movies. For me it is a great source of inspiration – same as visiting museums, art galleries or traveling. In this post today I have picked my favorite movies that I think would be interesting not only for interior designers but all creative individuals.

BBC: The Genius of Design

“The genius of design” is a series dedicated to the history of product design.

Design in this movie is mainly covered through industrial production: nowadays it is especially significant since there is no area in life, where it won’t be present.

genius of design

Why Man Creates

This is a short animated documentary that tries to explain the nature of creativity. The film won the “Oscar”.

It focuses on the creative process and on different approaches to it. Trying to answer the question “why a person creates”, the authors explore the history of human evolution in general.

why man createsDesign & Thinking

Inspired by the values of design thinking, this documentary reveals the attitude of businessmen and designers to the challenges of the 21st century.

What is Design Thinking? Are the principles of design thinking applied in business models? How people can change the world around them with the help of creative thinking?


This documentary directed by Gary Hastvita is about our complex relationship with objects of mass production. This movie is a look at the creative component of product design: from toothbrushes to electronic devices. It captures the creative process of some product designers which create things that affect our daily lives.


Factory Girl

Andy Warhol is an American artist who turned a can of tomato soup in a fetish of the twentieth century. The film tells the story of this king of bohemian hangouts of 1960s and founder of the famous New York glam club “Factory”.



A film about typography, graphic design and visual culture in general.


Exit Through the Gift Shop

The incredible but true story about eccentric person from Los Angeles who tried to find the most mysterious underground graffiti artist Banksy.


Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight

Co-founder of The New York Magazine and creator of the campaign  “I Love NY”, Milton Glaser is already a legend. This movie is based mainly on conversations with the famous designer.

Milton Glazer

Clean Lines, Open Spaces

The documentary is about the results of the construction boom in the United States after World War II. It explains why the minimalistic modern design became a by-product of post-war optimism.

Handmade Nation

In 2006, an independent artist and filmmaker Faith Levine has done a journey of several thousands kilometers, to make a film about the revival of all things handmade.

handmade nation

March 15, 2016 at 11:55 pm

Great list.
What about movies with a relevant interior design set?
I can remember for example Marie Antoinette or Tron.
What’s your view on that?

March 16, 2016 at 6:59 am

That’s a great idea for another post! I recently watched “The Haunting” – the movie is bad, but the settings! It is a beautiful castle in England with historic interiors. Marie Antoinette and Tron are amazing in that sense too!


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