Whether it’s a Platner Arm Chair in Quantum of Solace or a Brno Chair in Batman v Superman, for design and decor lovers, furniture can often hijack our attention away from the action and dialogue of a film. A well-chosen sofa, chair, or wallcovering can subliminally tell us more about a character’s personality than many pages of script.
In light of the recent awards season, Knoll interviewed Paula Benson, founder of Film & Furniture for their In Conversation series, asking her to recount her favorite furniture cameos in modern cinema. When it comes to the Oscars or the BAFTAs, it is no surprise that Benson is more interested in the production design and set decoration nominations than those of best actor or actress. For Film and Furniture, the chairs and tables have always been the stars.
Knoll designs feature prolifically in the movies, having appeared in both contemporary and classic cinema. When a production designer needs to convey a character’s good taste and discerning style or when they simply need an extremely handsome piece in a domestic or office setting, we’ll often spot a Knoll. The founders, Hans and Florence Knoll, embraced the creative genius at the Bauhaus School and the Cranbrook Academy of Art to create new types of furniture and environments for the workplace. Knoll changed the face of furniture and interior design, commissioning and manufacturing some of the most outstanding furniture design of all time.
Read Paula’s choices on the Knoll website: