Say what you want about Ellen Degeneres, but the woman is utterly obsessed with good design. And with her new HBO Max show, Ellen’s Next Great Designer, she has created something that even the most discerning design fans will enjoy. It is refreshingly unlike anything on HGTV (though don’t get us wrong, we still enjoy a good House Hunters binge). The contestants are tasked each week with creating a piece of furniture. For the first challenge, giant slabs of stone and raw pieces of wood are delivered to their studios for them to work with. For the second, they are each given a piece of art to use as inspiration. Most of the time, the results look like something out of the pages of AD.
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