Using the creative DNA of a destination, Designer Travel provides a dynamic city profile. The show provides an “insiders” perspective while bypassing all things chain, bland and mass market to create an entertaining guide map to the cool and cutting edge.
Designer Travel profiles leading creatives across the entire design spectrum. Each self contained episode includes the cities hip hotels, cutting edge restaurants and iconic & insider design led attractions, structures and individuals.
Cities have a unique cultural mix and through creative content as diverse as graphics, fashion, industrial objects and interiors. Designer Travels provides a chic and entertaining snapshot of the world’s leading creative hubs and desirable destinations.
Episode 01 — Miami
Once dubbed the magic city, Miami seemed to appear overnight. Swampy flatlands were transformed into glittering art deco showpieces.
Episode 02 — Copenhagen
Uber stylish Copenhagen, clean, green and socially conscious. One of the worlds foremost design hubs. Planning, precision and purpose are complimented by a distinctly Danish sense of whimsy and imagination.
Episode 03 — Shanghai
Shanghai has been growing at a pace that sometimes threatens to veer out of control. In the path of this runaway freight train, talented creatives have dodged the odd disaster whilst picking up some amazing commissions along the way.
Episode 04 — Los Angeles
If there’s ever a city that allows the imagination to run free, this is it. We’re about to find out how design is applied to dreams and illusions in the world’s entertainment capital – the city of Angels – Los Angeles.
Episode 05 — Paris
You simply cant hide the fact that Paris is a city of unparalleled beauty, culture and history. The French capital artfully balances the grand with the chic.
Episode 06 — Hong Kong
Hong Kong, a unique metropolis where futuristic skyscrapers straddle a myriad of subterranean malls all interconnected by a matrix of moving walkways. Daon meets some of the key creatives who live and work in this city.
Episode 07 — Berlin
Daon travels to Berlin where billion-dollar infrastructure projects coupled with unbelievably cheap rent are promoting an environment that’s conducive to all things design.
Episode 08 — Amsterdam
Amsterdam exudes a unique energy -liberal, intellectual, yet down to earth. They’ve seen it all before and yet it always remains fresh. With the guidance from the creative minds of the city’s leading designers we explore the diversity, innovation and beauty of Amsterdam. This vibrant journey takes us through the canals and cobbled streets to the playful heart of the Dutch capital.
Episode 09 — Mexico City
Amy Devers travels to one of the world’s largest metropolis (Mexico City) to meet the cities designers, to showcase their work and gather their insights into their city.
Episode 10 — Sydney
When the Gods fashioned Sydney, design was clearly at the forefront of their minds. Geographically stunning and with a climate verging on perfect, this could be one of the most humanly functional cities on earth.
Episode 11 — London
Daon explores, his town, London town! Its an intricate web of influences all interconnecting and merging to form this unique international hub. It’s a city bursting at the creative seams.
Episode 12 — New York
Where does one attempt at making sense of the dazzling creative patchwork that is New York design? We explore this heaving metropolis with the creative forces that drive the city forward.
Episode 13 — San Francisco
Quite easily America’s most liberal and easygoing city, San Francisco is a creative hub for the progressive, young at heart and diverse. Our unique guides are local designers from a variety of disciplines. They show us their work and their city.