A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
Israel serves up a palatial family estate, a pastoral property that filters the elements, a house built on a cliff and a home with three gardens.
S2E8 • The World's Most Extraordinary Homes • 2019 • Design
We start with an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice's famous view-painter Canaletto. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle - to learn more about the artist and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. The programme visits some of the sites immortalised in Canaletto's views, from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Featuring contributions from Royal Collection curators and the world's leading experts in Venetian history.
Piers and Caroline end their tour in Florida with a waterfront wonder, a modest pavilion, a modernist showpiece and a high-end home built on stilts
S2E1 • The World's Most Extraordinary Homes • 2018 • Design
For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern Art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened?
Piers and Caroline travel to Norway to see a charming family cottage, a summer house built around a rock, a daring concrete home and a rugged retreat.
S2E7 • The World's Most Extraordinary Homes • 2019 • Design