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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (97)

Framework is a television show that follows a team of talented and innovative furniture designers as they compete against each other to create unique and visually stunning pieces of furniture that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. The show premiered on Spike TV in 2015 and quickly gained a following amongst fans of design and interior décor.

The show is hosted by rapper and actor Common, who brings his considerable talent and charisma to the program. Each episode of Framework sees the seven contestants competing in a series of challenges designed to test their skills and creativity. The challenges are diverse and require the contestants to think outside of the box. For example, in one episode, the contestants are tasked with creating a functional piece of furniture that doubles as a piece of artwork. In another episode, they are given the challenge of using recycled materials to create a functional piece of furniture.

The contestants are all talented and accomplished designers in their own right, hailing from different parts of the country and representing a variety of design styles. However, they all share a passion for pushing the boundaries of furniture design and creating pieces that are truly unique and innovative. Throughout the competition, we get to know each of the contestants, their personal design philosophies, and their struggles to succeed in the competition.

In addition to the challenges, the contestants also receive visits from a panel of expert judges who provide feedback and critique on their designs. The judges include some of the most prominent figures in the world of design and interior décor, including Brandon Gore, Nolen Niu, and Kahi Lee. The judges' feedback is constructive but also honest, pushing the designers to improve their designs and think more critically about their work.

As the competition progresses, the challenges become more difficult and the stakes become higher. The contestants are competing for a cash prize of $100,000 and the chance to have their designs showcased in a nationally recognized furniture retailer. The pressure is intense, and the designers must pull out all the stops to impress the judges and stay in the competition.

One of the things that sets Framework apart from other competition shows is the focus on craftsmanship and handiwork. Unlike other shows where contestants rely heavily on pre-fab materials or machines, the designers on Framework are required to use traditional woodworking techniques and tools. This emphasis on handcrafted work is refreshing and allows the designers to showcase their skills in a way that is not often seen on television.

Another unique aspect of Framework is the strong cultural and social consciousness that runs throughout the show. The designers are encouraged to incorporate their own cultural backgrounds and personal narratives into their designs. This focus on diversity and inclusion is rare on competition shows and adds a deeper dimension to the designs and the storylines of the contestants.

In conclusion, Framework is an excellent show for anyone interested in design, craftsmanship, and innovation. The challenges are diverse and thought-provoking, the contestants are talented and engaging, and the judges provide insightful and critical feedback. With Common as its host, Framework has the perfect mix of entertainment and substance, making it one of the most compelling competition shows on television.

Framework is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 2015.

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Custom Collection
10. Custom Collection
March 10, 2015
The pressure is on when the last three builders bring their best as they fight for an epic prize package, but when former competitors return to help them build, massive mistakes could cost them the win.
Workspace Wars
9. Workspace Wars
March 3, 2015
Four Builders remain, and the fight to the finish gets fierce when they must prove that their furniture fits in at CB2, but when they build adjustable desks, small mistakes could turn a desk into a dangerous weapon.
Chainsaw Nightmare
8. Chainsaw Nightmare
February 24, 2015
Every cut counts and there are no do-overs when the Builders must use chainsaws to transform huge tree trunks into fresh furniture. The Finale is in sight and as the competition tightens, tension soars and one Builder cracks.
Common Sensibility
7. Common Sensibility
February 17, 2015
The pressure is at an all time high when the Builders must create pieces for Common. An underdog is in power and he's determined to earn some respect. Amateur errors infuriate teammates, and cause a controversial elimination.
Braving the Elements
6. Braving the Elements
February 10, 2015
Durability is the name of the game as the builders take on a Judge's specialty. Their furniture must stand the test of time and tempers flare as artists are pushed to the limit. An outrageous elimination shocks everyone.
Problems in Bed
5. Problems in Bed
February 3, 2015
When builders take on beds, there's no time for rest. Collaboration turns into confrontation when underdogs assign teams. Nerves skyrocket when their fate is in the hands of everyday customers. One team goes to pieces, and so does their bed.
Hidden Innovation
4. Hidden Innovation
January 27, 2015
When the Builders work in teams, one plays dirty and it's every man for himself. The Judges make the Builders an offer they can't refuse, but taking it could mean disaster. One piece falls apart turning teammates into enemies.
Junk Genius
3. Junk Genius
January 20, 2015
When one builder plays dirty, his cutthroat strategy may backfire bigtime as working with crazy materials sends the builders into panic mode. Inspection gets incriminating when the Judges are horrified by major mistakes.
King of Pong
2. King of Pong
January 13, 2015
Egos collide as one builder gets the power and puts everyone on blast. Builders work in teams causing catastrophic chaos, leaving one team with nothing to show but a pile of pieces. The Judges put their work to the ultimate test.
Rock the Boat
1. Rock the Boat
January 6, 2015
Grammy award winning hip hop superstar Common hosts the first ever Furniture design and build competition. Featuring the best builders from around the world.
Where to Watch Framework
Framework is available for streaming on the Spike TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Framework on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 6, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (97)