About us

In our world - the furniture is the star!

About us

Film and Furniture is a lovingly curated online resource which identifies and furnishes you with fascinating facts about the furniture and décor you spot in your favourite films – with details on exactly where to buy these pieces for your own home. 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, guest articles and interviews with the film industry’s most respected production designers and set decorators 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 were crowned Best Design Inspiration in the Oscars for the interiors blogging world, the Amara Interior Blog Awards having also been shortlisted several years in a row.

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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, Film and Furniture Founder, Curator, Editor and Creative Director. Passionate about furniture, films, design, art and mind over matter.
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, 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
Simon Bowles, Production Designer and Film and Furniture contributor, known for his work on Johnny English Strikes Again, The Descent, Dog Soldiers, A United Kingdom, Hyde Park on Hudson (for which he won the 2013 British Film Designers Guild Award) Pride and Belle.
Matt Cole, Creative Director at Media Monks, occasional digital art noodles and Film and Furniture guest writer. Matt's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattgcole/
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, 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, Manager, Knoll Studio UK and International at Knoll. Furniture consultant and guest writer for Film and Furniture.
Cornelia De Ruiter, Interior Designer, Founder of Homewings and guest writer for Film and Furniture
Toni Barton, Art Director for the Marvel Netflix series (Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil), Film and Furniture contributor.
Sebastien Dehesdin, Film and Furniture's website developer as well as a photographer and film maker.
Fiona Cole, Copywriter, promo director and contributor to Film & Furniture.
Lucy Ryder Richardson, Founding Partner at Modern Shows®, design writer, property stylist and Film and Furniture contributor.
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!
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.
Karen Burg, Editor of Set Decor, the Set Decorators Society of America online magazine and Film and Furniture advisor and contributor.
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, Film and Furniture contributor, writer for Zespoke.com and associate editor at Homebuilding & Renovating.
Frances Anderton, Design expert and broadcaster, host of DnA: Design and Architecture on KCRW Radio, and Film and Furniture contributor.
Jean Whitehead, Film and Furniture contributor, Senior Lecturer in Interior Design at Falmouth University, U.K. Interested in interior atmosphere, experiential design and storytelling within design and is the author of ‘Creating Interior Atmosphere: Mise-en-scène and Interior design.’
Malcolm Pearce, Managing Director of CSM who specialise in metal fabrication for film sets as well as the industrial, retail, commercial and domestic sectors. Contributor to Film and Furniture.
John Cole, A filmmaker, writer and contributor to Film and Furniture. John specialises in cinema, digital media, and pets, his passions include art-house movies and biscuits. A native Englishman, he is always on the move, but can most commonly be spotted in the UK, Norway, and the Balkans.
Anthony McKay, Anthony McKay is a New Zealand based researcher specialising in the history of British film studios. He is best known for researching and curating ‘A Guide of Avengerland’ a web site which documents the locations used in 1960s filmed television series. He is currently researching the M-G-M British Studios and the history of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, within the United Kingdom.
Maurice Leslie, Former film critic for La-North.com and for the past five years has worked in Belleville, Ontario as a playwright and theatre director. His one-act plays include The Flooding, I Am _____ and The Yard. His debut novel will see release on Canadian bookshelves sometime in 2021.
Hannah Marie ZT, is a writer from London. She has a strong love of politics, dogs, and tv shows, and will always be up for pizza and a movie at the end of the week.
Molly Musselwhite, Molly is a writer from Toronto with a strong interest in interior design and architecture. Her favourite movie is Breakfast at Tiffany’s due in part to the eclectic set design.
Laura Stace, Laura Stace is a writer and Outreach Specialist from Kansas City. She is passionate about creating stories that connect people, empower them, and challenge them to think differently. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her two cats.
Mia Wilson, Mia Wilson is a freelance writer and content creator for Mamma Mia Covers. A true devotee of all things home, she shares her knowledge via articles covering home improvement, interior design, decorating and organizing. In her spare time, Mia enjoys experimenting with different interior design styles and decor techniques in her house.
Nicholas SMITH, Nicholas Smith from The White Kitchen Company
Barbara Stern, Barbara has over 20 years in the textile industry and serves as Editor in Chief at Ottoman Textiles. Her deep understanding of textile manufacturing and design is widely recognised, and her expertise has been featured in numerous publications.
Rich Mehta,
Rich Stevens,

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