Fifty shades of furniture

Fifty shades of furniture

Unless you’ve been wearing a silk blindfold, you’ll know that Fifty Shades of Grey the movie launches in the UK today (Fri 13th Feb). Love it or hate it, you’ve got to give it to Universal Studios for creating a whole website dedicated to Christian Grey’s (Jamie Dornan) lavish apartment. Christiangreysapartment.com takes you on an interactive tour of the penthouse with hotspots which lead to details on some items of decor, behind the scenes info’ and videos, cocktail and food recipes at relevant points, and if you can bear the cheesy voice –  Christian even gives you a choice of which music piece you’d like him to tinkle on the ivories (a Fazioli F278 Grand Piano).

Christian's Fazioli F278 Grand Piano
Christian’s Fazioli F278 Grand Piano

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson explains the reasoning behind Christian’s ‘voluminous’ apartment is to underline the difference between the two main characters and how their two worlds collide.

The website doesn’t however tell you where most of the furniture, lighting and decor is from  – BUT WE CAN TELL YOU! Furniture designed and produced by partner companies Koket, Brabbu, Delightfull and Boca do Lobo often catch my eye at interior design trade shows. Their glamorous statement pieces display a daring design aesthetic. And in Fifty Shades of Grey many of them come together (no pun intended) in Christian’s apartment. Production designer David Wasco (also known for Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Kill Bill: Vol. 1) and his team approached Koket et al directly to supply furniture for the film set.

Here’s a tour of the apartment with details on some of those pieces:

The lift doors open to an entry way containing an Eanda dining chair and Vellum wall lights by Brabbu, aswell as a Turner table lamp by DelightFULL.

50-Shades-of-Grey-Movie-entry-way
Entry Way into Christian Grey’s apartment
Eanda dining chair by Brabbu
Eanda dining chair by Brabbu
Turner Table Lamp by DelightFULL
Turner Table Lamp by DelightFULL
Vellum wall light by Brabbu
Vellum wall light by Brabbu

The main lounge area contains a Sequoia center table by Brabbu. The sofa’s were custom designed.

Fifty Shades of Grey lounge area
Lounge area
Sequoia center table by Brabbu in Fifty Shades of Grey
Sequoia center table by Brabbu

On the way to Christian’s bedroom we see a Burlesque console by Koket.

View towards Christian's bedroom Fifty Shades of Grey
View towards Christian’s bedroom
Burlesque Console by Koket
Burlesque Console by Koket

The dining area features a Symphony sideboard by Boca do Lobo.

The dining area of Christian Grey's apartment
The dining area of Christian Grey’s apartment
Symphony sideboard by Boco de Lobo
Symphony sideboard by Boca do Lobo

Towards the kitchen we see a wall sconce called Vivre by Koket.

View to towards the kitchen
View to towards the kitchen
Vivre wall sconce by Kovet
Vivre wall sconce by Koket

If you’re loosing track at this point, here’s a handy floor plan to help orientate yourself:

Floor plan of Christian Grey's apartment
Floor plan of Christian Grey’s apartment

Now lets move upstairs. Their ain’t no etchings up here, but we do see the aptly named Exotica dressing table by Koket.

Exotica dressing table at the top of the stairs
Exotica dressing table at the top of the stairs
Exotica dressing table by Koket
Exotica dressing table by Koket

As we move along the corridor to Anastasia’s bedroom we drift past a pretty Chignon chair, a Chloe wall sconce and a dramatic Guilt mirror all by Koket.

Upstairs corridor
Upstairs corridor
Chignon chair by Koket
Chignon chair by Koket
Chloe wall sconce light by Koket in Fifty Shades of Grey
Chloe wall sconce light by Koket
Guilt mirror by Koket in Fifty Shades of Grey
Guilt mirror by Koket

Moving into Anastasia’s bedroom we find a Desire sofa and chair:

Desire sofa and chair by Koket in Fifty Shades of Grey
Desire sofa and chair by Koket
Desire chair in Fifty Shades of Grey
Desire chair
Desire sofa in Fifty Shades of Grey
Desire sofa

Furniture and decor in film is our love. We’re forever captivated at the power that a well-chosen sofa, chair, carpet or artwork has to subtly convey a protagonists character. Surrounding himself with such unrelenting opulence and bold statement pieces we are told at once – that in Christian Grey’s world, too much is never enough.

All these pieces are available to buy via the relevant websites or get in touch direct for stockists: Koket, Brabbu, Delightfull and Boca do Lobo.

See our other articles on Fifty Shades Trilogy:

Fifty Shades Darker furniture and decor (Part 1): Set decorator Cal Loucks reveals Christian Grey’s taste – in exclusive detail

Fifty Shades of Grey sofa and light – available to buy!

We talk fantasy, 3D printing and Fifty Shades of Grey with one of Hollywood’s biggest set designers: C. Scott Baker

Watch Fifty Shades of Grey now on iTunes or buy the DVD from the sidebar of this story (if viewing on desktop) or below (on mobile/tablet).

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