Paula Benson

Sets within sets within sets: The places and spaces of Damien Chazelle’s Babylon

Babylon is Damien Chazelle’s take on the heady, hedonistic days of the Golden Age of Hollywood, as the industry transitioned from the silent era...

Bardo – designing a world that spans dreams and reality (with exclusive interview and previously unseen images)

Spending just shy of 3 hours in a cinema on a Saturday afternoon watching Bardo, False Chronicle of a...

Mr Harrigan’s chair

Much more than a cameo, and more like an identity for the film itself, our old favourite the 6250 Chair (recently re-released as The Sixty Two), is a fine choice of chair for Mr...

A family of The Shining fans recreate the Overlook Hotel in their basement

There are fans of The Shining and there are devotees. American product designer/film producer Jay Veltz and his family sit firmly in the second...

Designing See How They Run, a film about a play about a whodunnit

In March 2020, London's theatres closed their doors due to lockdown. We all despaired. What use is a closed theatre? To a film crew, quite a lot of use...

A breakdown of Kubrick scenes honoured in the Exquisite Gucci campaign

The Gucci campaign for the new Exquisite collection has caused quite a flutter amongst Kubrick fans this last week. The campaign's creative director Alessandro Michele says he is fascinated by...

Pretty in pink: The colour pink in film

Pink is in, largely influenced by Greta Gerwig’s forthcoming Barbie movie, and it will be making its way into home decor with a bang. Starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, the...

The most famous “chair” in the recent history of TV?

A seat that sits at the epicentre of a story, possibly more so than any story ever told, is the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones. The seat of...

Exclusive! The ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Enterprise blends midcentury design with SciFi futurism – Part 2

How do you augment the Star Trek Enterprise? It’s a seemingly impossible task given that...

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