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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.

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

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1 Season, 13 Episodes
September 20, 2011
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.