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Checkmate! The story behind Kubrick’s carpet in The Shining revealed

Updated 30.5.18 Film and Furniture regulars will know one of the original inspirations for this very website was the hexagonal patterned carpet in The Shining's...

40 years on, pop culture can’t stop referencing the Overlook Hotel carpet

Isolating with your family can take its toll and such was true for Jack, Wendy and Danny Torrance. How appropriate then, that half the...

The Thonet Chair: How the humblest of chair designs became the hardest-working furniture in film

Fiona Cole investigates how the humble Thonet chair caused a revolution in furniture design and became one of the...

2020 winners! British Film Designers Guild Awards and Art Directors Guild Awards

Two almost simultaneous gatherings of talented production designers, set decorators and other art department team members happened in London and LA over the weekend...

Spotlight on the 2020 BFDG and ADG Awards: Production design and set decoration nominations

The film awards season is upon us! We shine a spotlight on the production design, art direction and set decoration of the movies which...

The film world’s gone mad about The Shining* and Doctor Sleep (*with good reason)

Unless you've had your head stuck in a wood-splintered door or been frozen in a maze, you'll have noticed that the heat is on...

6 references to The Shining in the Doctor Sleep trailer

When Warner Bros released the trailer to Doctor Sleep we were eager to investigate if it featured the venerated Hicks Hexagon carpet made famous by Kubrick's The Shining. We...

We’re mad for Maniac film sets

We just watched the trailer for Maniac and we liked what we saw! When a new Sci-Fi series:- 1. Features Production Design and film sets which cause you to pause and rewind a hundred times 2. Includes...

Design classics in the movies: 8 outstanding film sets to inspire your home

Spotting a furniture design classic in a film is our obsession and we know the same is true for many of our readers who...

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