‘Objectified’: A Documentary Film on Our Relationship With Everyday Objects

Why We Recommend it

Objectified, a feature-length documentary film examining the role of inanimate objects—and its designers—in our daily lives, will be screened at the Hive studios.


What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

This question and more is addressed in the 2009 documentary Objectified (dir. Gary Hustwit). The film ponders our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It offers a look at the creativity at work behind everything—from toothbrushes to tech gadgets—and tells us more about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis.

Through vérité footage and in-depth conversations, Objectified documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives.


When: 6 Feb 2018 - 6 Feb 2018 Where: the Hive Studios – 8/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town – Central