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Which films do designers find the most inspiring?

Which films do designers find the most inspiring?

Design Week asked Film and Furniture founder Paula Benson “Which films do designers find the most inspiring?”. Here’s her response:

Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey is at the core of my design brain. From the computer screen and control panel graphics to the space station set design – the entire film still dictates how we picture “the future”.

And then there’s the dynamic orange and brown graphic patterned carpet in the corridor of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. It features prominently in several scenes, including Danny’s first encounter with room 237.

In my investigation to find out if it was still in production I was led down a rabbit hole of conjecture. It was this realisation that there’s a whole world out there as obsessed in furniture and decor in films that led me to set up website Film and Furniture.

Read other designers responses here >


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