Paula Benson

Enchanté! The french villa in Downton Abbey: A New Era

For Downton’s second movie Downton Abbey: A New Era set in 1928, the Crawley family up roots from the English countryside to a gorgeous getaway pad in the south...

Dr No to No Time to Die – 60 Years of Bond film sets

In 1962, Sean Connery introduced Ian Fleming’s James Bond to cinema audiences and the visionary Ken Adam established a look and feel for Bond film sets that broke new...

The filmsets and furniture of Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange “A real horrorshow” Part 2

Half a century on, A Clockwork Orange remains a source of controversy and discussion despite being largely embargoed for nearly three of those five...

The minimalist house in The Girl Before

A good architect will design a space to suit the lifestyle of the occupants but some architects have a reputation for being overly precious. The minimalist house that stands at One Folgate Street in...

A Clockwork Orange giant phallus now comes in gold!

Once seen, you can never 'unsee' the scene in A Clockwork Orange when Alex reaps havoc at the house of 'Cat Woman' wielding a giant shiny phallus. Well, now...

A24 releases For Promotional Use Only – the book and auction

Independent media company A24 has released a book celebrating unusual promo from the boom-era of movie merchandise called For Promotional Use Only: A Catalogue of Hollywood Movie Swag and...

Respect is due for the authentic film sets of Aretha Franklin biopic

Film set design and decor details of the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect are revealed in a behind-the-scenes featurette about the film's production design and what's more, we have an...

Charlotte Perriand exhibition highlights one of the most pioneering designers of the 20th Century

Hats off to Charlotte Perriand! Not only was she one of the most pioneering designers of the 20th Century,...

Spotlight on the design winners and nominations of 2021’s film awards

We’re fascinated in the production design, art direction and set decoration of the movies here at Film and Furniture and as you're here, we...

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