Wassily lounge chair

The Wassily lounge chair designed by Marcel Breuer (currently produced by Knoll) crops up in Nine 1/2 Weeks and X-Men: First Class. While an apprentice at the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer conceived this first tubular chair, which he based on the...

Cosmic carpet

I'm a sucker for films about outer space. From Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey to the Ridley Scott's Prometheus and Alien, and more recently - Gravity (to mention a but a few). This beautiful "Spacecrafted" rug featured at May Design Series...

Modernist glass house featured in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The glass house from the cult 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off has been sold for $1.06m (£632,000). The Rose House in Illinois, near Chicago was designed by architect, museum...

Universal Pictures geometric reception

Sitting in Universal Pictures reception today waiting for a meeting, I couldn't help but think a vertically challenged man with a waddle was going to come round the corner to collect me and take...

The legend of Lasseter and the Pixar Luxo lamp

Originally published 12 May 2014. Updated 6 July 2017 in celebration of the Pixar Luxo lamp's 80th anniversary. By Film and Furniture founder, Paula Benson. The scampish animated task lamp in the Pixar ident has...

Film poster on Peggy’s office wall in Madmen series 6

I couldn’t help but lose the plot (literally) and find myself staring at the poster on Peggy’s office wall in series 6 of Madmen - a captivating design for...

Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon – Mia’s reel to reel tape deck in Pulp Fiction

When Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) takes Vincent Vega (John Travolta) back to the Wallace house in Pulp Fiction, she wanders over to a stunning...

2001 A Space Odyssey – a close look at those fabulously futuristic Djinn chairs and how Kubrick’s vision of the future was brought to life through ‘product placement’.

Those red chairs! Whose...

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