Release: 06 January 2014
IMDB link: IMDB
Synopsis: original non-scripted franchise with the first-ever furniture design competition series, Framework, hosted by renowned hip-hop artist, actor, and author, Common. Premiering January 6 at 109c, Framework will showcase the nation's best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a 100,000 cash prize and the opportunity for their work to be sold by a major manufacturer. Over the course of ten weeks, 13 of these innovative and inspiring builders will put their artistry and skill to the test in a series of challenges. The competitors will be pushed to the brink of their physical and creative limits with challenges that ask them to reconsider everything they know about designing and building furniture. The builders will use unconventional materials, rethink classic furniture pieces, and incorporate a variety of techniques and disciplines to demonstrate their mastery of furniture creation. In each episode, a contestant will be eliminated by a panel of judges led by host Common. Throughout his career as an artist, Common has been on the cutting edge of trends and brings his keen eye for style and understanding of consumer desire to the competition. He will be joined by two of the most influential names in the furniture world today Nolen Niu and Brandon Gore.