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The Bookworm, Concorde, Conica coffeemaker, Leica camera, Eames lounge chair, and Vespa scooter not only reflect the era that produced them but also anticipated the future. Design 2 explores the conception and development of each of these innovative products while examining their larger social context. Combining archival images and film excerpts with music and other pieces of popular culture, this lively, fascinating documentary outlines the social, political, and cultural climate in which each item was born. In French with optional English subtitles.

Danielle Schirman/Anna-Celia Kendall/Heinz Peter Schwerfel---France---2006---160 mins.