About us

In our world - the furniture is the star!

About us

Film and Furniture is a lovingly curated, well researched resource directing you where to find the furniture, lighting, decor and art you spot in your favourite films. In our world, the furniture is the star: From a contemporary item in a current movie to a vintage piece in a classic film.

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Our fascinating features, interviews with high-profile film contacts and guest articles are infinitely inspiring for any interior design or home decor project. The pieces we discuss are all served up with a large helping of design knowledge and provenance including details about the design, why it was chosen for the film set and how these objects often tell us more about the characters than the script. We then show you exactly where you can buy these pieces for yourself, to recreate a sliver of the silver screen in your own home.

Serving a drink to your friends in a tumbler used by Don Draper in Mad Men or in Deckard’s glass from Blade Runner will get the conversation started. Offering them a seat from Christian Grey’s stunning lux pad in Fifty Shades or sitting at the table from Bruce Wayne’s lakeside house in Batman v Superman will keep the conversation flowing because these pieces have a story to tell.

Film and Furniture was founded by Creative Director and furniture fanatic, Paula Benson, originally as an elaborate blog:

“As a kid I used to while away the hours sketching my imaginary future house, together with all its décor and furniture. It often involved a triple height glass atrium and walkways over water. While I was doing so, my imagination was totally lost in the world I was creating – the look, the sensations and the conversations – like a film set. Whenever I watch a film I find myself loosing the plot whilst studying the contents of the set – be it a Knoll Barcelona chair in Tron or a B&B Italia bed in Bond.

My design sensibilities took me in another direction for my career of the last 25 years as Partner of Form – the London design and branding studio. We create worlds through our branding projects (Abbey Road Studios, Virgin Galactic, Adidas) and for events, music festivals and bands (Everything But the Girl, Depeche Mode, Elbow, Girls Aloud). We were once asked to head up the Apple graphics department in California and have met such luminaries as Nelson Mandela and Prince Charles along the way, together with a myriad of colourful rock stars and visionary thinkers. During idea-busting sessions we often reference films from a wide moviesphere (my degree thesis compared the German Expressionist horror movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Woody Allen’s Zelig) and simultaneously my passion for films and interior design has remained a driving force”.

Film and Furniture is therefore born from passion and from being drawn in by the worlds created by film, through sumptuous furniture and to-die-for decor. As the Film and Furniture family has expanded, we’ve discovered that huge numbers of people from around the world are joining in and finding dream pieces they have spotted in a films. The website is growing from strength to strength and soon we’ll also be hosting screenings, events and tours.

We have been nominated two years in a row for Best Design Inspiration in the Amara Interior Blog Awards.

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Contributors & Advisors

Film and Furniture has a number of talented advisors, collaborators and contributors to whom we are very grateful
Paula Benson
Paula Benson, Film and Furniture Founder, Curator, Editor and Creative Director. Passionate about furniture, films, design, art and mind over matter.
Cal Loucks
Cal Loucks, Set Decorator and Film and Furniture contributor/advisor, known for her work on major Hollywood films including Batman v Superman, Fifty Shades Darker/Freed, Total Recall, Don't Say a Word, Shall We Dance, The Sentinel, Max Payne, The Incredible Hulk, RED, Robocop.
Loren Weeks
Loren Weeks, Production Designer (Marvel Netflix Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, The Defenders as well as Gossip Girl, Blind Date, Interview), Film and Furniture fan and advisor
Matt Cole
Matt Cole, Executive Creative Director at The Moment Content Company, Founder of Penny Dreadful Menswear, card carrying geek and Film and Furniture guest writer.
Christian Anderson Ramshall
Christian Anderson Ramshall, Head of Digital Production for virgin.com and guest writer for Film and Furniture. He loves beautiful design in furniture, guitars and going full nerd over hidden meanings in Kubrick films.
Paul West
Paul West, Multi-talented and multi-cool (our words not his!). Designer, contributor and advisor to Film and Furniture, Paul is co-founder and creative director at London design and branding agency Form as well as being a successful artist (landscape painter and charcoal artist) and music aficionado.
Justin Pratt
Justin Pratt, Manager, Knoll Studio UK and International at Knoll. Furniture consultant and guest writer for Film and Furniture.
Cornelia De Ruiter
Cornelia De Ruiter, Interior Designer, Founder of Homewings and guest writer for Film and Furniture
Eleanor Elliott-Rathbone
Eleanor Elliott-Rathbone, Practicing graphic designer with a penchant for movies. Her latest project is a publication about the significance of objects and spaces in film. Guest writer for Film and Furniture.
Toni Barton
Toni Barton, Art Director for the Marvel Netflix series (Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil), Film and Furniture contributor.
Fiona Cole
Fiona Cole, Film and Furniture Contributor, Freelance Copywriter, Promo Director, Video Editor and Co-Founder of Penny Dreadful Menswear.
Sebastien Dehesdin
Sebastien Dehesdin, Film and Furniture's website developer as well as a photographer and film maker.
Lucy Ryder Richardson
Lucy Ryder Richardson, Founding Partner at Modern Shows®, design writer, property stylist and Film and Furniture contributor.
Hannah Russell
Hannah Russell, Film and Furniture contributor, furniture fanatic and Co-founder and CEO of Layer, the curated online marketplace for preloved design furniture which has recently been acquired by Vinterior. She discovered a love for mid century furniture whilst browsing the flea markets during her time spent living in Berlin and hasn’t looked back since!
Karen Burg
Karen Burg, Editor of Set Decor, the Set Decorators Society of America online magazine and Film and Furniture advisor and contributor.
Kassia St Clair
Kassia St Clair, Culture historian and design journalist who writes for the New Statesman, Quartz, The Economist, 1843 and guest writer for Film and Furniture. You will most likely have read her regular insightful column on colour in Elle Decoration. Her new book The Secret Lives of Colour is well worth a read.
Natasha Brinsmead
Natasha Brinsmead, Film and Furniture contributor, writer for Zespoke.com and associate editor at Homebuilding & Renovating.
Roland-Francois Lack
Roland-Francois Lack, Founder of The Cine-tourist website, teacher of French and Film at University College London and Film and Furniture contributor

Our Charity Partner

The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) supports over 200 re-use charities helping them to reach vulnerable people in crisis whilst reducing waste at the same time through the act of reuse. Film and Furniture pledge to donate % of any profits made to the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN)

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