The Incredibles – Mid Century Modernism exemplified

The Incredibles (2004) an action-packed story of a family of superheroes living an incognito suburban existence, may be animation but the attention to detail in the sets and production...

KnollStudio Platner chairs & tables take an unusual star turn in Bond, Quantum of Solace.

Guest Feature: Justin Pratt, Manager KnollStudio UK and InternationalAs Mies once said “it is almost easier to build a skyscraper  than a chair”. There...

All the fun of the fair

Many great movies have captured the allure of funfairs: Disney's Pinocchio (1940), Brighton Rock (1947), The Third Man (1949), Saturday Night Sunday Morning (1960), Big (1988), Despicable Me (2010), Take This Waltz (2011) and not forgetting Grease (1978). As an article...

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...

The prop store helping Hollywood films turn back time

Here's a short report on the BBC News website on the 'History for Hire' warehouse in LA which has rented out vintage props to movie-makers for films as diverse...

Book launch – The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years after its conception, Taschen have launched a limited edition book devoted to 2001: A Space Odyssey.Limited to 1,500 copies, this landmark edition has been made in...

Colour themes in movie sets

An interesting resource for analysing colour themes in movie sets and production design: Movies In Color. Use them in your interior mood boards!

Back to the Future with Secret Cinema

Tickets went on sale today (5.6.14) for Secret Cinema's Back to the Future with the organisers promising us a recreation of the fictional town of Hill Valley - the setting for the 1985 movie. Secret...

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...

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