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  • 2011
  • 1 Season

Design DNA is a biography that shows how consumer goods and designer items for the home are conceived designed and manufactured. It could be a kettle from Alessi, a shaver from Braun, a washer form Miele, or a stand mixer from KitchenAid. There's a fascinating story that follows its creation from the first spark of conception, through the trial and error of design, to the factory floor.

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Episode 13
13. Episode 13
September 20, 2011
When the Jacuzzi brothers invented their portable hydrotherapy pump back in 1956 they had no idea it would evolve into one of North America's favourite pastimes. The stainless steel beauty, with the red bird whistle, graces stovetops around the world. Umbra's Oh Chair came from the fertile imagination of design whiz Karim Rashid.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
September 20, 2011
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Vermont Castings started with a dream to create an efficient woodstove that not only worked well but looked great. Their latest model the Encore 2N1 does just that: the most efficient wood stove on the market, it combines the newest in clean burning technology with Vermont Castings' lush enamel finishes.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
September 20, 2011
W.C. Coleman changed American life more than 100 years ago with his invention of the Coleman Lantern. A vital addition to rural America the now-classic Lantern's popularity has continued through the years. Evolving with technology, today more than 45 different variations of the lantern are lighting the way.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
September 20, 2011
What do you get when you combine a design by top Italian architect Matteo Thun with knife technology perfected since the mid-1700s by German knife and cutlery masters Zwilling Henckels? The Twin 1731 is not only the most beautiful; it also boasts impressive and enviable performance. A fantastic melding of function, aesthetics and ergonomics, this is one knife you're certain to covet!
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
September 20, 2011
The world's first multi-tool, the Swiss Army knife was developed by Swiss cutler Carl Elsener back in 1891 for the Swiss Army. The original Soldier model was specifically designed for quickly dismantling military rifles, hence the heavy-duty screwdriver. Light-weight and elegant, today's models offer more than 85 working tools - from a cigar-cutter to a built-in USB flash drive.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
September 20, 2011
As familiar as Grandma's apple pie, Pyrex bakeware has been a fixture in kitchens since its introduction in 1915. Renowned both for its versatility and durability the patented tempered glass easily withstands extreme temperatures. From casseroles to cake pans, Pyrex bakeware has become a family tradition known and loved by generations of cooks
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
September 20, 2011
Found in almost every in the kitchen cupboard in North America, the Pyrex 2-Cup Measuring Cup with its ergonomic handle and easy-to-read red lettering has been a kitchen standard for almost a century. Made with patented thermal and shock resistant glass the versatile Pyrex 2-cup Measuring Cup is the tool cooks can't live without. No other cup measures up!
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
September 20, 2011
Fiestaware burst onto the scene during the 1930′s. An alternative to fussy Victorian tableware, its charm lies in its selection of bright, cheery colours, allowing any collector to mix and match to their heart's content. With its classic art deco, concentric rings, Fiestaware is still the life of the party. It's also the most collected tableware in North America today.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
September 20, 2011
Have you ever considered how much goes into the design of the not-so-humble toilet? At Toto, the world's largest plumbing manufacturer, they take this job very seriously. The Soiree is a clever combination of elegant design, impressive performance and award-winning water conservation. After all, the toilet might just be the most important seat in the house!
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
September 20, 2011
Since the introduction of its revolutionary design in the 1950s, Tupperware has been a staple in the world's kitchens. Made of polyethene plastic, with a patented air-tight seal, the covered Wonderlier bowl has remained one of Tupperware's most popular items. Living up to its slogan "It's a wonder you could live without it", this burping bowl has changed food storage forever
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
September 20, 2011
Designed to shamelessly celebrate comfort, the La-Z-Boy recliner has taught generations of folks how to kick back and relax. Developed in 1928 by two enterprising farm boys, the original reclining mechanism revolutionized furniture design forever. It's no wonder La-Z-Boy is still the number one recliner for lazy boys - and girls.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 20, 2011
More than four decades of All-Clad know-how have gone into the creation of this sophisticated saute pan. Stainless steel, aluminium and copper combine to provide the ideal surface favoured both by professional chefs like Thomas Keller and home cooks alike. The W1000 series uses microprocessors and a patented drum design to get clothes clean without the usual wear and tear.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 20, 2011
A much-coveted addition to every kitchen, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer is as famous for its silhouette design as for its multiple functions. An instant classic from design royalty Charles and Ray Eames, the decidedly modern lounge and ottoman combine moulded veneer and supple leather upholstery to create a luxury chair that is both sophisticated and comfortable.
Description

Design DNA is a biography that shows how consumer goods and designer items for the home are conceived designed and manufactured. It could be a kettle from Alessi, a shaver from Braun, a washer form Miele, or a stand mixer from KitchenAid. There's a fascinating story that follows its creation from the first spark of conception, through the trial and error of design, to the factory floor.

Design DNA is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on September 20, 2011.

Where to Watch Design DNA

Design DNA is available for streaming on the Ammo Content website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Design DNA on demand at Amazon and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 20, 2011