Ellen's Design Challenge

Ellen's Design Challenge is a reality TV show, created and produced by Ellen DeGeneres, that comes on HGTV. This show is a competition where designers must show their ability to sketch, design and build furniture in just one hour with the help of a personal carpenter. The winner, who will be declared in the final episode, will be awarded $100,000 and a spread in HGTV Magazine. Throughout the season, contestants face harsh challenges, sometimes having to change an entire design halfway through the challenge, just to be face going home and the harsh criticism from the show

Mondays 9:00 PM et/pt on HGTV
1 Season, 14 Episodes
January 26, 2015
Home & Garden
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Christiane Lemieux, Chip Wade, Karl Champley
Ellen's Design Challenge

Ellen's Design Challenge Full Episode Guide

  • Season 2 comes to an end with the two remaining designers having to build two pieces of furniture before the judges are joined by Ellen DeGeneres to choose a winner.

  • The remaining designers must create a piece that serves two or more functions; the finalists are determined.

  • The final four designers take a tour of Warner Brothers Studios and the set for Ellen's talk show. While there, they meet Stephen "tWitch" Boss, who gives them their next assignment, which is to make green room couches.

  • Ellen gives each of the designers a unique furniture assignment. Included: Indecisiveness causes tension; woodworking backfires in a major way; the judging panel face one of their toughest decisions yet.

  • The contestants take a trip around the world of furniture design in a challenge for which they are randomly assigned countries that serve as their inspiration during the build. Included: The strong opinions of guest judge Karim Rashid leave everyone fearful of elimination.

  • Signature dining room tables are created. During the build, one designer gets a new carpenter, while two others take a big risk by trying highly ambitions pieces; and at judges panel, a contestant pushes back against their critique.

  • The designers create furniture for a beautiful Hollywood home's outdoor living area.

  • Ellen DeGeneres appears to issue the first challenge, which is to make a signature bed.

  • The final two designers are taken to a special location where they learn what their last challenge is. During the build both designers have a hard time deciding on a design. At the final judging, Ellen reveals a surprise to the designers. And after Ellen reveals the winning designer a shocking twist surprises everybody.

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