1970s: Design By Decade (Episode 3)This title is a part of the series Design By Decade Series
Catalogue Number: BAM079
Producer: Blue Ant Media
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, History, Social Studies, Tech/Voc
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2011
Running Time: 30
Closed Captions: Yes
The 1970s were a time of transition and great social change. The tension that grew out of the Sixties continued into the Seventies, but the fun, swinging good vibrations had dissipated. Instead, the decade was dominated by cynicism and anxiety. The glory days of the 60s were in the past and the present was undefined.
Most of the world experienced a severe economic recession during this period. The OPEC crisis of 1973 involved an oil embargo and dramatically increased fuel prices. Canada’s economy was hit hard and the stock market crash of the following year only made matters worse. North America was drowning in economic malaise.
Against this backdrop, however, creativity continued to flourish in Canada. Design by Decade looks back to the 1970's to examine some of the most fascinating and distinctive Canadian designs that represent this diverse era.
Program includes three segments:
- The K700 Stool - Stylistic Experimentation (00:55-9:28)
- The Systems Furniture Trend (9:39-19:28)
- Industrial Design - The Iconic Steamer Collection (19:40-23:49)