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Designers in Film: Production Designer Alex McDowell in conversation with Mike Dempsey

"This interview blew my mind! If you're interested in film, design or creating worlds of any kind, it will blow yours too. Production Designer...

The Film and Furniture festive gift guide 2018

Everyone has someone in their life who's a film fan and/or design fanatic. We know these people. We know what makes them tick. These folk can be tricky to buy gifts for so if...

Home Futures: Have yesterday’s fantasies have become today’s reality?

Throughout history movies have been a medium for exploring ideas of how we might live in the future. Visionary directors, production designers and set...

Suspiria: A chromatic journey through Dario Argento’s horror classic

For two decades I've had every intention of seeing Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic Suspiria but never quite managed to get around to it. I'm...

Johnny English Strikes Again: The secrets of designing film sets for a secret agent

Rowan Atkinson returns to our screens as the much loved accidental secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again. Out now in cinemas, the new...

Psycho-influenced art

Artist Cornelia Parker’s Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) which is currently on display at the Royal Academy of Arts Annenberg Courtyard, is a large scale sculpture standing at 30 feet tall. This artwork references two emblems of American domestic architecture, the classic red barn and the Bates...

Heeere’s Stanley! ‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’ to open in The Design Museum, London

As the saying goes "All good things come to those who wait" and yesterday The Design Museum announced an exhibition...

Must Watch! Once Upon A Time In The West chosen by Malcolm Garrett

Each week we ask a respected film or furniture expert to recommend a film to watch or a book to read. This week our Must Watch is chosen by Artistic Director of...

Amara Interior Blog Awards – we’ve been shortlisted!

Big thanks are due to all our FFFriends and followers as we're excited to announce that Film and Furniture has made it to the shortlist for the Best Design...

How to get the Lara Jean look: Exclusive interview with ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Production Designer

When we published a short feature on the colour themes of To All The Boys I’ve...

When the star of a film is a skyscraper

Actor and Producer Dwayne Johnson admits that the most important character in his latest film is a building. The star of Skyscraper is the fictitious Pearl building in Hong Kong which takes the mantle of...

We’ve been nominated as Best Design Inspiration Blog – again!

I am thrilled to announce that Film and Furniture has been nominated for the Best Design Inspiration Blog in the Amara Interior Blog Awards...

Licensed HAL 9000 computer replicas with bluetooth and voice command

"Is there anything else special that you would like for your birthday?" Dr Floyd asks of his daughter in a video call from space to earth in 2001: A...

Must Watch! ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ chosen by William West

Each week we ask a film/furniture expert or fan to recommend a film to watch (or book to read). This week our Must Watch is chosen by...

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 times2. Includes...

Exclusive! An original ‘2001’ Djinn chair from Kubrick’s film set has emerged and settles a debate

A rare, original Djinn chair from the actual film set of Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) has just...

Must Watch/Read! Room to Dream by David Lynch chosen by Mike Dempsey

Each week we ask a respected film or furniture expert to recommend a film to watch or a book to read. This week our Must Read is chosen by cineaste,...

#FFFind: The picture of woman with afro in The Shining

We've had several requests to investigate the story behind the pictures of captivating black women with afros in Kubrick's The Shining. These pictures hang in Dick Hallorann's (Scatman Corothers)...

To all the blues and greens I’ve loved before

The Netflix original film To All The Boys I've Loved Before (based on the New York Times best-selling book by Jenny Han) launches globally on Friday August 17. The director of...

Step inside the Parr’s super new house in Incredibles 2

We love the Parr's super new house in Incredibles 2. The production design team of Ralph Eggleston (Production Designer), Philip Metschan (Visual Designer), Nathan Fariss (Sets Supervisor) and Bryn Imagire (Art...

Mission Impossible – Fallout with a chair

From Paris, to London and Kashmir, Tom Cruise pulls off some thrilling stunts as IMF special agent Ethan Hunt in the sixth Mission: Impossible.Cruise is famed for doing his own stunts and in the...

Film and Furniture In the Press: Maxim

The Film and Furniture world is spreading far and wide! We've received a whole host of new press coverage. In their feature titled "You can now own that rug from The Shining and furniture from...

#FFFind: The wondrous wallpaper in Phantom Thread

Having spent some time studying Floor Plan Croissant’s wonderful watercolours of Phantom Thread for last week's feature, it reminded us of the gorgeous organic-themed dining room wallpaper in The...

Glamour and Modernity in 1930s Italian film set design

The catalogue Rationalism on Set: Glamour and Modernity in 1930s Italian Cinema explores a little-known period of Italian cinematic history, highlighting the strong Modernist influence apparent in the set designs created...

Film and Furniture In the Press: Real Clear Life

We're always pleased when someone discovers Film and Furniture and gives us a write up in the press because it means that more can enjoy learning about furniture, decor...

Mesmerising film set floor plans (and win your own signed art print)

Whether an arthouse classic or a mainstream blockbuster, film sets are laden with hidden narrative. Film set designers, production designers and set decorators spend months, sometimes years creating houses,...

Immersive, minimalist mountaintop James Bond museum

A museum like no other opens in Soelden, Austria this July. Set 10,000 feet up Gaislachkogl Mountain sits the new stunning, immersive James Bond Museum - 007 Elements.Snowy landscapes and...

Make your home shine… Presenting The Shining officially licensed luxury rugs and runners

In Kubrick’s seminal horror film The Shining (starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall as Jack and Wendy Torrance) the psychic hotel cook Dick Hallorann...

Film and Furniture at Birmingham Design Festival

Film and Furniture founder and editor Paula Benson will be giving a talk about Blade Runner 2049 at the forthcoming Birmingham Design Festival in June. She will dissect and...

2001: A Space Odyssey at 50. Film and Furniture’s Paula Benson talks with Sveriges Radio

Film and Furniture’s Paula Benson was interviewed by Sveriges Radio (Sweden’s equivalent of UK’s Radio 4) for their programme 'Stil' (Style) about Kubrick’s 2001: A...

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...

Life imitates art: 6 key artefacts in Blade Runner 2049 and the hidden stories they tell.

Contains spoilers! I was delighted to give a talk at a recent screening of Blade Runner 2049 hosted at the stunning The Conran Shop showroom in...

#FFFind: Trish’s kitchen pendant lights in Jessica Jones

In Netflix Marvel's Jessica Jones Season 2, we couldn't help but notice Trish Walker has a trio of distinctive lights which hang with poise and grace in her kitchen...

#FFFind: Trish’s bedroom wallpaper in Jessica Jones

Our latest #FFFind (Film and Furniture find) is for a reader who asked us if we could track down the eye-catching, elegant wallpaper in Trish Walker's apartment in Marvel's...

From Batman to Big Little Lies: Interior inspiration from film sets and how to get the look from the high street

We took a well overdue look around the dwell furniture store in London’s Tottenham Court Road this week and...

The Newcastle Film Festival – and your chance to own a piece of Newcastle cinema history

Film festivals pop up all over the world but when a new film festival in the British city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne was announced, I sat up...

Seeing red or tickled pink? The colour of the Djinn chairs in 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Djinn chairs in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) are one of the most iconic chair designs to ever grace the big screen. To...

BAFTA Film presents The Sessions

Ahead of Sunday's EE British Academy Film Awards, BAFTA presents a rare opportunity to hear from some of this year’s nominees from the Production Design, Hair and Make-up and Costume Design categories in a...

Art in Fifty Shades: New limited edition prints available

Created and authored by E. L. James, the third in the Fifty Shades movie trilogy Fifty Shades Freed, is out tomorrow (Feb 9, 2018) just in time for Valentine's Day.  Displayed...

Valentines gift ideas with a difference: 10 red objects in movies to fall in love with

Nothing gets our hearts beating faster than spotting a gorgeous piece of furniture, lighting or homeware in a movie. While often considered secondary to...

Art Directors Guild Awards announce Excellence in Production Design at Hollywood ceremony

We believe the design and the look of a film or TV series is as important as the script or the performances in bringing...

The film sets and production design of Maze Runner: The Death Cure and an exclusive tour of Ava Paige’s WCKD office

Maze Runner: The Death Cure, released 23 January, 2018 is the third and final...

#FFFind: The painting and wall lights in Ana’s closet in Fifty Shades

The requests for us to identify furniture, decor and art in the Fifty Shades series are coming in thick and fast (we are happy...

#FFFind: The bird sculpture in Fifty Shades

Our latest #FFFind (Film and Furniture find) is in response to an F&F reader's request for us to identify the bird sculpture in Ana's closet in Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. Ana's closet...

#FFFind: An unusual square beer glass in Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico

Our latest #FFFind (Film and Furniture Find) is on behalf of an F&F friend who asked if we could identify some unusual square beer glasses...

F&F’s rundown of the 2018 BAFTA and Oscar nominees for production design and film set decoration

The 2018 BAFTA Awards nominees were announced by the The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London on...

From gaming chair in Black Mirror to executive office in Bond, the Interstuhl Silver Chair is a high tech hero

Contains spoilers! The Interstuhl Silver Chair has 'space age' written all over it. It's futuristic look, iconic silver back, plush leather...

The real dolls’ house and furniture that inspired The Miniaturist

Set in 17th Century Amsterdam and based on Jessie Burton's best-selling novel, The Miniaturist aired recently on the BBC in two parts. This drama tells the story of a...

Film and Furniture Top 10 features – the 2017 round-up

It's been an action packed year at Film and Furniture HQ. As 2017 comes to a close we take a look back at our Top 10 most popular features...

The film set of Kingsman: The Golden Circle saved by Keith Allen

Diners in a cafe in the small town of Stroud, Gloucestershire in the UK find themselves sitting on the film set of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.Actor Keith Allen who...

The scene would be nowt with the chair taken out: The Ovalia Egg Chair in Men in Black

Danish designer Henrik Thor-Larsen's retro-futuristic 1968 Ovalia Egg Chair is perhaps best known for its starring role in the Men in Black films. It...

It’s a wrap… The Film and Furniture festive gift guide

D'you have someone in your life who is a film fanatic or gets geeky about furniture, design and homeware? Then allow us to present our carefully curated gift guide...

Film and Furniture In the Press

We are delighted to have received a host of exciting press coverage recently. It's nice to be talked about obviously, but more importantly we're simply pleased that so many more are joining in the...

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...

Competition: WIN a set of two Blade Runner whisky glass tumblers

We're feeling all buoyant with the recent launch of our new website and so to celebrate (we're all heart), we're giving away a set of two 'Blade Runner glasses'...

Film and Furniture re-launch party

We had a lovely evening earlier this week to celebrate the re-launch of our brand spanking new website, kindly hosted by Knoll in their beautiful London showroom. Many interesting conversations were had with film,...

A warm welcome to the new look Film and Furniture website

Film and Furniture began as a well researched, lovingly curated blog discussing all the fascinating furniture, lighting and decor that we spot in the movies. Hundreds of thousands of...

Justice for furniture! Bruce Wayne’s inspiring house in Batman v Superman set to reappear in Justice League

Our feature on Bruce Wayne's (Ben Affleck) stunning modernist lakeside summer house and the Batcave in Batman v Superman:...

The film sets and furniture of Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange: “A real horrorshow” Part 1

Part One   The disturbing dystopian film A Clockwork Orange (1971) is based on the 1962 book of the same name by Anthony Burgess and...

Johnnie Walker new Black Label whisky to appear in Blade Runner 2049 – order yours now!

Johnnie Walker have released a one-off whisky blend in a distinctive, futuristic-shaped bottle in honour of the highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 film. The...

Testimonial: Couldn’t have put it better ourselves!

We’re always delighted to hear from people who have discovered Film and Furniture and share our love of furniture and decor in movies and film set design. The latest testimonial...

DM17 Film Season: F&F’s Paula Benson speaking at A Clockwork Orange screening

Film and Furniture founder Paula Benson will be talking with The Anthony Burgess Foundation at a screening of Kubrick’s controversial A Clockwork Orange (1971)...

A global tour of furniture and home décor inspired by travel movies, Part 2

Travel movies can inspire us and our homes in many ways. In this two part feature we journey to different parts of the world...

Incredible original film posters auction and exhibition at Sotheby’s (closing soon!)

Sotheby's have some truly incredible original film posters in their inaugural online auction. Highlights include large scale original posters of King Kong (1933) and...

A global tour of furniture and home décor inspired by travel movies, Part 1

Films about global travel can widen our horizons, fuel our thirst for adventure and inspire our homes. In this two part feature we examine...

Our favourite furniture-in-film picks from furniture marketplace Pamono

When sourcing one-of-a-kind furniture and vintage decor we find ourselves returning again and again to Pamono, the decor and furniture marketplace specializing in distinctive design objects and the stories...

Testimonial from Actor Richard Sutton

We’re always delighted to receive an unprompted testimonial. Actor Richard Sutton has been a professional actor for 15 years appearing in BBC's Sherlock and Silent Witness, and most recently in AMC's The Terror produced...

HBO official Game of Thrones merchandise – our picks

With Game of Thrones Season 7 in full swing, we thought we'd take a look at the official HBO merchandise. If you like your film and TV merchandise embalzoned...

Seduced by set decoration: details of The Graduate film sets + WIN the 50th anniversary release

A one of a kind cinematic portrait of 1960s America, The Graduate hit cinemas in 1967 and had the kind of cultural impact that...

#FFFind: Pyewacket cat painting in Bell Book and Candle

Our latest #FFFind (Film and Furniture Find) is on behalf of a reader who asked if we could trace the painting of the cat that hangs on the wall...

Best Design Inspiration Blog

We are pleased to announce we have been nominated for the Best Design Inspiration Blog in the Amara Interior Blog Awards. We have some tough competition though and we need YOUR vote to help us...

Raising the roof: Rooftops in film

Home improvement expert Matt West got in touch with Film and Furniture to us ask if we'd like to hear about his fascination with rooftops in film and movies.F&F asked him: Why rooftops?!MW: If...

The hammered copper mugs in Better Call Saul and House of Cards

The copper and brass trend in interior design for the home is experiencing a long and worthy tenure and it also extends to bars and restaurants too, especially copper...

Behind the scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey like you’ve never seen before

Not many people were allowed on to the 1960s live film set of 2001: A Space Odyssey, possibly one of the most influential films...

Backyard’s Miami Beach cinema

South Beach is coming to South London! If you like piña coladas but not getting caught in the rain, then Backyard have created your dream beach cinema. The roof is on, the sand is...

Christian Grey’s commanding desk in Fifty Shades Darker

If you like to make a statement with your home or office decor and you're on the look out for an unusual and commanding modern desk at which to...

The record player in the Ian Curtis biographic film Control

A new member of the Film and Furniture team has arrived! It's a Hacker Grenadier GP45 record player which makes an appearance in Control, the 2007 biographical film about...

Magazines, MacGuffins and everything including the Kitchen Sink

by Film and Furniture Founder, Paula Benson.This week I learned a lot about magazines, MacGuffin’s and the kitchen sink (drama).The MacGuffinA MacGuffin is an object or device in a...

The CIBI italian whisky glass tumbler to reappear in Blade Runner 2049?

When Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, stars of the sequel to the science fiction film Blade Runner - 'Blade Runner 2049' - get together with Producer Ridley Scott and...

The Art of the Brick: LEGO meets DC and A Clockwork Orange

Legendary LEGO® artist Nathan Sawaya took London by storm in 2014 with his extraordinary exhibition The Art of The Brick - a display of epic LEGO art. He is...

Graceful Sculpture: The Bertoia chair in film

While often considered secondary to the main plot, furniture in film is more than just a movie prop. It can indicate the state of mind or the aspirations of a character and accentuate or...

Testimonial from Marvel/Netflix Art Director

We're always delighted to receive an unprompted testimonial. Art Director Toni Barton has worked on some hugely successful films and TV including the Marvel Netflix series The Defenders, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones...

The chair in Alien Covenant: 2017’s most significant furniture piece in a movie?

What's the significance of the Carlo Bugatti chair in Alien Covenant? Alien: Covenant is a bloody horror with enough aliens, spaceships and gore to be...

James Bond Skyfall sign up for auction

If your house number is (00)7, your surname is Bond or you’ve ever considered naming your house Skyfall in honour of the 2012 James Bond film, now is your chance to get the perfect...

Meachum’s table lamp in Iron Fist

Meachum's table lamp in Iron Fist is a Visual Comfort Table Lamp in hand rubbed antique bronze and brass with dark bronze shade. He has several of these eye catching and sophisticated lights in...

Harold Meachum’s table lamp from the Iron Fist film set

In Iron Fist, the fourth in the live action Marvel Netflix series, the film set of Harold Meachum's Manhattan lair is beautiful and extravagant. Reminiscent of a cathedral with...

Music aficionados choose memorable audio and Hi-Fi in film

In celebration of Record Store Day we asked renowned musicians, music lovers, designers and Hi-Fi experts to pick out their favourite item of audio, music hardware or Hi Fi in...

5 film scenes which make inspiring use of plants

Award-winning interior landscape designer Ian Drummond, picks out his favourite plants in the movies.Houseplants have never been hotter, and creative interior planting is becoming increasingly easy to achieve. Indoor gardening...

Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand’s famous LC4 recliner is a porn star (NSFW)

We haven't covered the set decoration of any adult film sets here at Film and Furniture before, but it seems we might have been...

Celebrating Spring with pastel colours in film sets

To celebrate the joys of Spring we take a look at the very specific pastel colour palette that has become synonymous with this time of year - symbolizing positivity...

Testimonial

Another fan of furniture and decor in film discovers Film and Furniture and felt compelled to write to us! In her unpromted email she says "I came acrodd Film and Furniture in a desperate attempt to find a lamp I...

A room with a view: Creating the film set exterior views for Marvel’s Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones

Making a film set believable requires the successful collaboration of numerous artists and craftsmen but what we see outside...

The 2017 season of Luna’s open air cinema starts 21 June

The Luna Cinema has revealed the dates and locations for its 2017 summer programme, running from June to October at some of the most stunning locations in the UK,...

The epic light chandelier in Ghost In The Shell

Based on the internationally-acclaimed Japanese Anime property originally written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, the all new, live-action Rupert Sanders directed Ghost in The Shell starring Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano and Juliette Binoche is...

2001 A Space Odyssey bedroom film set recreated at 14th Factory art space

Serendipity had a big part to play in the replica of the bedroom scene from Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey which is currently on...

Breuer, Meier and Mackintosh furniture in 9 1/2 Weeks

Marcel Breuer's infamous Wassily Chair has oft been referenced for its appearance in the steamy 1986 flick Nine and a Half Weeks starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger, but...

Film and Furniture interviewed by Knoll

Whether it’s a Platner Arm Chair in Quantum of Solace or a Brno Chair in Batman v Superman, for design and decor lovers, furniture can often hijack our attention away from the action and...

Breuer’s Cesca Chair in Almodovar’s Julieta

The design and set decoration of Pedro Almodóvar’s films are always a visual delight and his latest film, Julieta, is no exception. Production Designer Antxon Gómez is a longstanding collaborator with...

Movie magic: The role of a film set decorator

Furniture and set decoration have a vital role to play in a film. Whether it’s a Barcelona Chair in Tron, a Brno in Batman v Superman or a whiskey glass in Blade Runner, a...

Own art from Christian Grey’s apartment in Fifty Shades Darker: The Dining Room

Christian Grey has exceptional taste in contemporary art and decor which we see displayed in his newly refurbished luxury penthouse apartment in Fifty Shades...

Oscars 2017: Best Production Design nominations

Good luck to all the nominees of the Oscars 2017! The 89th annual Academy Awards takes place tonight (26 February) at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center in LA, starting at...

Fifty Shades Darker furniture and decor (Part 2): Christian Grey’s Bedroom, Study, Library & Ana’s closet in exclusive detail

Christian Grey’s stunning penthouse apartment Escala plays a key role in the Fifty Shades...

Fifty Shades Darker furniture and decor (Part 1): Set decorator Cal Loucks reveals Christian Grey’s taste – in exclusive detail

Christian Grey’s stunning penthouse apartment Escala plays a key role in the Fifty Shades...

Rule’s Don’t Apply: Fabulous 50s furniture and decor

Steeped in 50's Hollywood glamour, the fabulous set design and furniture in Warren Beatty's Rules Don't Apply (released in USA last November and arriving in UK and Europe throughout...

Carrie Fisher’s original Star Wars audition (on an Eames shell chair)

Another great actress very sadly left us in 2016 - Carrie Fisher - who is most well known for playing Princess Leia (Princess Leia...

The Art-Deco-meets-Sci-Fi wall coverings in Passengers spaceship bar

In sci-fi space travel film Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, the large spaceship houses a grand and luxurious art deco-style bar. Production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas wanted...

Laird’s bold and beautiful sofa in Why Him?

In Why Him? the well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire Laird (James Franco) might annoy the hell out of his girlfriend's family, but it's his house that made...

Testimonial: “F&F is exactly what the internet is about”

Another unprompted testimonial received at F&F HQ made us smile :) "I love F&F. It's exactly what the internet is about, and I must congratulate...

Oversized floor lamp from Luke Cage

This floor lamp is near identical to the commanding cinema light seen in Cottonmouth's office in Netflix-Marvel's Luke Cage.The light shown in our image is called Chicago and is available from £189 from made.com. ...

The neo-chesterfield sofa in Luke Cage

This sofa is a contemporary take on a chesterfield called Providence and features prominently in Cottonmouth's office in Netflix-Marvel Luke Cage. Made by Zuo-Modern, the sofa which looks green in Cottonmouth’s office, is actually...

My 5 Favourite Film Set Interiors by Cornelia De Ruiter, Founder of Homewings

Interior designer and founder of Homewings, Cornelia De Ruiter shares with Film and Furniture her 5 favourite film set interiors.1. Breakfast at Tiffany’sThis film...

Luke Cage film set design uncovered Part 2: Where to find the furniture and lighting

Part 2 of our Netflix-Marvel Luke Cage feature follows our interview with production designer Loren Weeks. Here, Loren shares behind-the-scenes knowledge and helps us...

Luke Cage film set design uncovered Part 1: Behind-the-scenes insights from production designer Loren Weeks

In Part 1 of our Film and Furniture interview with Production Designer Loren Weeks, we reveal fascinating behind-the scenes...

Film and Furniture in the press: Homewings

Homewings asked Film and Furniture founder Paula Benson about her favourite films, dream holiday destination and ideal dinner party guests.Homewings is all about making professional interior design affordable, accessible and hassle free to...

Film and Furniture in the press: Metro

Film and Furniture founder Paula Benson's own home has been featured in several magazines, blogs and newspapers recently - including this double page spread in London's Metro newspaper. She and her partner Paul West...

The Neon Demon: Film sets and furniture from a glossy horror

Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror film, The Neon Demon, is out on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital HD and VOD on 31 October, bang on time for Halloween. Far from your average...

What furniture is safest to hide behind in horror movies?

Furniture has a life and death role to play in horror movies it would seem. Surround yourself with doors and wardrobes, but avoid beds at all costs if you...

Film from Furniture: Sony ‘Short Throw’ projectors allow you to get closer to film

An exciting find at Design Junction this year (part of the London Design Festival) was the Sony 'Short Throw' projector series which allow you...

The Byers’ Brown Sofa in Stranger Things

In this Guest Feature, author, design journalist and colour expert Kassia St Clair discusses her fondness for the Byers brown sofa in Stranger Things.Stranger Things is a big hit for Netflix. A...

The Scroll Table in snowboarding film The Fourth Phase

The innovative Scroll Table from furniture design team .nobody&co. features in Travis Rice's recently released epic snowboarding film The Fourth Phase.From the creators of The Art of FLIGHT snowboarding...

How the Art Deco set design of The Great Gatsby embodies the essence of the 1920s (and win the movie!)

Art Deco furniture is experiencing a revival right now. In this guest feature, Hannah Russell - co-founder of online...

Pinball wizard! Original pinball tables reimagined as altars to film and music.

ALTAR make film, music and pop culture-inspired furniture so we were keen to drop into the opening of their pop-up lounge space on London’s...

Press Interview: Film and Furniture talks to Layer and takes a home tour

Film and Furniture founder Paula Benson was happy to talk to Layer - the curated online furniture marketplace about her fascination with set design...

A masterclass in 60s furniture: The set design of The Beatles Help! (prompted by new film Eight Days a Week)

Ron Howard's new film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years (2016) hits the cinemas today...

For Sale: 1970s Howard Keith Diplomat Sofa

THIS SOFA IS NOW SOLD. We have clients looking for Howard Keith original sofas, so if you have one to sell please get in touch: hello@filmandfurniture.co.ukThis totally rock n' roll 1970s sofa, which wouldn’t be...

Testimonial: “Such a brilliant idea and really, really wonderfully done”

It's always a pleasure to receive emails and comments out of the blue from fans of Film and Furniture. "I've just discovered Film and Furniture...

Out now! Stranger Things soundtrack

On today's playlist at F&F HQ is the synth-fuelled Stranger Things soundtrack, featuring original music by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Austin experimental band S U R V I V E. This one...

Testimonial: “I’m literally in love with your website”

Lovely email arrived out of the blue at F&F towers this week. Glad to be of service! "Hi, I'm literally in love with your website....

Film and Furniture competition: Win this 10-disc Kubrick box set on Blu-Ray!

This competition is now closed (as of midnight 13 August 2016).You all clearly love your Kubrick movies as much as we do, as we...

Batman’s taste in modernist furniture revealed in Batman v Superman: Part 2

Part 2 of this article on Bruce Wayne's house in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice details the exact pieces of furniture we spotted...

The Batman chair exclusive: The black ‘spine’ chair in Batman v Superman’s Batcave

First published 15 July 2016. Last updated 1st May 2017 Due to popular request, we've done some digging into the...

Press: 32 Degrees South talks to Film and Furniture

"If there’s something you have long coveted on the silver screen, but didn’t know where to start looking, Film and Furniture can help you". The Australian based 32 Degree's...

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick: Immersive, intense, inspirational

What a brilliant idea Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder, artist and musician James Lavelle had in conceiving the unique exhibition Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick. Currently at London's Somerset House, a...

Futuristic cutlery fit for a Space Odyssey

(Updated 24 May 2018) Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) gave us a glimpse of what the future might look like. So visionary and well researched was the production design, film set design...

Essential viewing for Blade Runner fans: An atmospheric tour of Deckard’s apartment

It takes patience, dedication and skill (and a large helping of geek) to create an entire 3D VR tour of Rick Deckard's apartment from...

Can you identify these Ex Machina chairs?

Further to our feature on the jaw-dropping film set design and architecture of Ex Machina, a Film and Furniture reader asked us if we could identify the blue/teal coloured chairs in the stunning sitting...

Sitcom sitting rooms by artist Babak Ganjei

Artist Babak Ganjei spent a lot of time watching TV sitcoms when he was a kid. He liked the canned laughter which kept him company but it's the film sets and the furniture which...

Press interview: Connect ID talks to F&F founder about our vision

Connect ID interviews Paula Benson, founder of Film and Furniture: Blend Work and Passion to Be A Successful Entrepreneur Graphic DesignerPaula Benson is a talented graphic designer, the Co-founder &...

Testimonial: “You’re the best thing I’ve found on the internet”

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The scene would be nowt with the chair taken out: You Only Live Twice, Blofeld’s chair

Possibly one of the most famous chairs ever to be captured on celluloid, supervillain Blofeld's chair in the Bond movie You Only Live Twice...

Hungry for The Hunger Games furniture?

How would you like to dine from the chairs where Haymitch and Effie discuss game strategy with Katniss Everdeen and Peeta in The Hunger Games? Lionsgate are bringing Hunger Games fans the unique opportunity to...

What is that bold, green leaf wallpaper in The Aviator?

The fabulous bold, green leaf wallpaper in the bathroom of The Aviator (2004) where Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes one of his many germophobic turns, is one of the...

Art in Film: Skyfall, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Goodfellas and Red Dragon

Guest Feature By Eleanor Elliott-Rathbone a graphic designer with a penchant for movies whom, we at Film and Furniture, met on Twitter discussing the power...

Batman’s taste in modernist furniture revealed in Google maps tour of Bruce Wayne’s house from Batman v Superman: Part 1

Published 30.3.16. Updated: 22.7.16. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice directed by Zack...

Easter quiz: What does an Egg, an Ant and a Swan have in common?

Answer: they're all chairs. And not just any old chairs - the Ant™ Chair, the Egg™ Chair, and the Swan™ Chair are all design masterpieces by Arne Jacobsen  -...

Testimonial from top design author and lecturer

Thanks Greg for the kind words! It means a lot to us at F&F to get such positive feedback and we're always pleased to hear from fellow film set, furniture and interiors addicts. If...

Eames LCW chair in natural ash

Director/Producer Billy Wilder (Sunset Blvd. (1950), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960) was fascinated by furniture and a big fan of the Eames. He owned several plywood chairs like this one.Available...

Charles and Ray Eames Hollywood connections (and how they snuck their furniture into a few films)

Exclusive interview with Eames expert prof. Pat Kirkham We're lucky to have Pat Kirkham back in the...

Testimonial from The Holborn

Thanks The Holborn for the glowing testimonial! "Ever watched a film and been too distracted by the brilliantly designed furniture to concentrate on the storyline? If so, Film and Furniture is the place to be....

The scene would be nowt with the chair taken out: The Moon is Blue

This scene, and indeed the whole apartment scene from The Moon is Blue (1953) would be much less iconic without this Saarinen Womb chair designed for Knoll. Interestingly, Twentieth...

‘Blade Runner’ whisky tumblers

The exact ‘CIBI’ glass tumbler design that Deckard (Harrison Ford) is seen drinking whisky from in Blade Runner (1982) at a key reflective moment in the film. Tried and tested by Film and Furniture,...

Mad Men whiskey glasses: original vintage Dorothy Thorpe’s

Original 1960's vintage Dorothy Thorpe whiskey glasses - the exact kind used by Don et al in Mad Men.Buy the glasses Read our Feature

Eames Lounge chair and ottoman

When film set decorators need to convey a character’s good taste and style or when they simply need an extremely handsome piece in a domestic or office setting, we’ll often spot an Eames creation...

Vitra Eames DAR chair (Mad Men)

If it's good enough for Mad Men's Joan then its good for us! The iconic Eames DAR armchair has a moulded polypropylene shell and comes in a delightful variety of colours and a choice...

Flos KTribe lamp (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Avengers: Age of Ultron features some classic pieces and in the party scene we see the Philippe Starck KTribe Table Lamp by Flos sitting in front of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).Buy the...

The Wes Anderson Collection

The first in-depth overview book of Anderson s filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz....

Glossy, sexy and desirable – an original Olivetti ‘Valentine’ typewriter makes a perfect gift for your lover

Designed by Ettore Sottsass with the British designer Perry King, the legendary portable Olivetti...

A mashup of films nominated for Visual Effects in the Oscars 2016

Here's a mashup edit of all the films nominated for Visual Effects including Mad Max: Fury Road , Star Wars: The Force Awakens , The Revenant , The Martian...

Film and Furniture recommends: ‘Seat from Set’ on Instagram

If like us, you're hooked on furniture in films or like a story behind the items you furnish your home with, then you'll love the Seat From Set Instagram...

2015 Oscar nominations for Production Design

Congratulations to all the hugely talented nominees of Best Production Design in the Oscars. Not forgetting of course, all those visionaries - from set decorators to set builders and the entire art department -...

Testimonial: “Something completely different”

Another happy reader got in touch to let us know their thoughts on discovering Film and Furniture. "Seriously, it is completely worth reading this... The idea of finding furniture from...

Eames furniture in film and the ‘must see’ exhibition at the Barbican

Charles and Ray Eames furniture feature in multiple movies. When film set decorators need to convey a character's good taste and style or when...

Developing our passion with knowledge from the world’s most respected museum of art and design

To further deepen our knowledge and develop our passion for furniture, interiors and design we are excited to announce...

Testimonial: “A marvellous site”

It means a lot to us when F&F readers get in touch to let us know they find what we're doing stimulating. "Congratulations, a wonderful post and a marvellous site". Thanks Jorge for getting in touch. If...

More Spectre chairs: The graceful office chairs in Madeleine Swann’s alpine clinic

Following our feature on the boardroom chairs in Spectre we received a request from an F&F follower to identify another Spectre chair - this...

Ex Machina: jaw-dropping architecture, stunning design and now a BIFA winner

Ex Machina was the big winner at the Moët British Independent Film Awards on 6 December (2015). The film won four awards: Best British...

Mid century Modern in the movies: Competition winner! (and don’t miss Modern Shows on 22 Nov)

Congrats to Mariam Cherian who wins the competition in our feature "Mid century Modern in the movies" to spot...

Sneak peek at the furniture to appear in Fifty Shades Darker.

Read our detailed new feature on the furniture and decor of Fifty Shades Darker plus interview with set decorator Cal Loucks here >Published 13 Nov 2015:Universal Pictures have been...

Maps in the movies – the Paris Connection

Film and Furniture are proud to present a guest feature by map and cinema expert Roland-Francois Lack (founder of The Cine-tourist website and teacher of French and Film at University College London) plus wise...

Spotted in Paddington: Two colourful throws in the Brown’s family home.

After finding the bear in Paddington Station and and naming him accordingly, The Brown family take the red-hatted little fella back to their eclectic...

Please be seated for the oak chairs in Spectre boardroom

Craftsmen-built, hand-made chairs by bespoke furniture maker Tudor Oak based in Kent, England appear in the new Bond film, Spectre, released in the UK tomorrow (26th October 2015) and...

A fitting new home for the factory work bench in Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway as the luckless seamstresses Fantine in Les Miserables (2012) confronts her fellow factory workers in a scene in Les Miserables which triggers her ultimate downfall.The scene...

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...

Back To The Future – Lyon Estates Gates

Universal Studios has officially sanctioned “We’re Going Back’s” creation of two pairs of completely accurate, full 1:1 scale “LYON ESTATES” gates as seen in Back to The Future. The gates were meticulously researched and...

Midcentury Modern in the movies: Q and A with Modern Shows®

Modern Shows® gather all the UKs best Midcentury dealers in iconic locations like Goldfinger's Haggerston School and are a furniture shoppers paradise. To herald two forthcoming shows in London...

Spotlight on Joan’s candlestick in Mad Men

There's a general rule of thumb that if it's good enough for Mad Men's Joan then it's good enough for us. A visit to Design Junction London last week led...

The Power of Pattern: The carpet in The Shining / a chat with Patternity

I'm fascinated by pattern. As a matter of fact, the inspiration behind Film and Furniture was the famous patterned carpet in the corridor of...

Quick furniture fix – Avengers: Age of Ultron lights the way

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) features some beautiful and classic pieces of furniture and lighting. If it's good enough for a super hero, then it's good for us. The...

Testimonial: “Film and Furniture ticks all my boxes”

We love hearing that our readers enjoy what we're up to. Darren got in touch recently to say "As a design geek and a film addict Film and Furniture ticks...

From Iron Man to Mad Men: we discuss furniture in films and Scandinavian design with Skandium

Skandium is the leading retailer in the UK for high-end modern Scandinavian design, both recent creations and vintage classic designs. Many design pieces (Scandinavian...

Set for Adventure: Guest feature on spy film set design by SpyVibe

Set For Adventure looks at conventions and styles in film set design of the Mystery/Adventure film genre and is one of SpyVibe's most popular features. SpyVibe founder Jason Whiton...

Mad Men: Kitchen inspiration from Don and Megan’s 60s apartment.

I love clean lines, granite and stainless steel but conversely, one of my favourite kitchens is a retro, fun, stylish affair. The kitchen in Don and Megan’s 1960s Park...

Out of the Ordinary Christie’s auction: Extraordinary items, some with big screen connections

I recently had a thrilling visit to the Out of The Ordinary auction exhibition at Christie's South Kensington which...

The 1960s Man from UNCLE: The definitive guide to furniture and decor in the original movie sets. Part 4: Helicopter Spies

Part 4 of this 5 part series looks at the film sets, furniture, interiors...

Interior Blog Awards – we’ve been nominated! Spare a minute to vote?

We are happy to announce we have been nominated for the 2015 Amara Interior Blog Awards!  But we need your help to win.We’ve been...

The 1960s Man from UNCLE: The definitive guide to furniture and decor in the original movie sets. Part 3: The Karate Killers

Part 3 of this 5 part series looks at the film sets, furniture, interiors...

Fifty Shades of Grey sofa and light – available to buy!

Our previous two articles on the set design and designer furniture featured in Fifty Shades of Grey (see here and here) have had an enormous amount of interest, so...

The 1960s Man from UNCLE: The definitive guide to furniture and decor in the original movie sets. Part 2 The Spy With My Face

Part 2 of this 5 part series looks at the film sets, furniture, interiors...

The 1960s Man from UNCLE: The definitive guide to furniture and decor in the original film sets. Part 1.

Part 1 of a 5 part series. The forthcoming and much discussed remake of The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015) directed...

Uncle Monty’s bookcases from ‘Withnail and I’ have a tale to tell

Guest Feature by Lassco, England's Prime Resource for Architectural Antiques, Salvage and Curiosities.  Perhaps the most pivotal scene of the film 'Withnail and I',...

Work surrounded by beautiful furniture in Heals new co-working café and visit the new store in a former art deco cinema

Furniture and design specialists Heals (a firm F&F favourite) stock many pieces that have...

Film set graphic glories for sale; from Star Trek control panels to a Jurassic Park leaflet

Having a graphic design background, I often find my gaze lingering over graphic pieces in films like control panels and signage as well as...

Five out of the ordinary places to watch films in London this summer

Design My Night have a great listing of unusual and entertaining ways to watch film in and around London this summer.For example, The Motion Picture Supper club screen movies...

The scene would be nowt with the chair taken out: Saarinen’s Womb chair in Down With Love

Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair was designed in 1948 in response to Florence Knoll's request to create a chair "that is like a basket-full of...

Because it’s Saturday night – The mirror ball in Saturday Night Fever

The disco ball in Saturday Night Fever (1977) is an everlasting icon. I went to a very smart house party last Saturday and the...

Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange : Brutalism in exteriors, interiors and a quilt.

Guest Feature by Christian Anderson-Ramshall, Head of Digital Production for Virgin.com. (Details on where to find specific pieces from A Clockwork Orange are featured...

The scene would be nowt with the chair taken out: Flashdance

A bit of Friday fun for you and another example where this film scene from Flashdance would be less iconic without a chair (and some water!). Watch the clip...

We talk fantasy, 3D printing and Fifty Shades of Grey with one of Hollywood’s biggest set designers: C. Scott Baker

The creative 'tour de force' C. Scott Baker has designed sets for some of...

Elliot’s rainbow window blind in Spielberg’s ET, The Extra Terrestrial

Following a reader's request to find the rainbow blind in Elliot's bedroom in ET (1982), it's been a bit of a goose chase to...

The scene would be nowt with the chair taken out: Ox Chair in Austin Powers

With a distinctive head rest reminiscent of ox horns, the Ox Chair is an iconic modern classic by Danish designer Wegner, created in 1960....

Journey into the heart of Game of Thrones’ Winterfell, Dragonstone, Vaes Dothrak in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland, one of the key filming locations for HBO’s Game of Thrones series has really gone to town...

Film sets, furniture and props get a second lease of life thanks to salvage company Dresd

Working directly with major film, television and production companies, Dresd give film sets a new lease of life after the crew and stars have...

Minion Yellow: Pantone’s first colour to be influenced by a movie

The Pantone Color Institute have launched a new colour: Minion Yellow - the first hollywood-influenced official colour created in honour of the cheeky characters in Universal Pictures and Illumination...

Almodovar Volver competition winner

Congratulations to Laura Singer who has won this stunning “Parker Roses” vintage floral cushion from Vintage Cushions by simply sharing our feature on bold colour and retro florals in the set design of Almodovar's...

Almodovar’s Volver: Red is the colour for danger, passion, love and death.

Fiona Cole, copywriter and co-founder of Penny Dreadful Menswear shares her love for colour in the art direction and set design of Volver -...

Breakfast at Tiffany’s set design: Holly Golightly’s apartment

Breakfast at Tiffany's set design is a wonderful thing to behold. The overall styling and costumes have taken their rightful place in history as...

Alternative rock band Ok Go make upbeat advert for furniture company Red Star Macalline.

OK Go, the band well known for their creative music videos, have made an advert for Chinese furniture company Red Star Macalline.Filled with optical illusions...

Film scores: Space Spectacular at The Royal Albert Hall – 19-20 June 2015.

What a great idea! The Royal Albert Hall present a voyage through a galaxy of favourite film scores from deep space and beyond -...

Take a 3D tour of Deckards apartment in Blade Runner

Quentin Lengele a software engineer from Belgium, has created a 3D model of Deckard's apartment - simply from movie screenshots and pictures found on the web.Now that's what we...

Press: article in The Holborn

Thanks The Holborn for the mention!

Top 5 pieces of furniture and homeware featured in films: Article for It’s Nice That

Creative inspiration website It’s Nice That asked Film and Furniture founder Paula Benson to pick out her top 5 pieces of furniture and homeware...

Competition! WIN a pair of Blade Runner Alnolfo di Cambio whiskey glasses

The Blade Runner competition is now closed, lost in time, like tears in the rain. Thanks to all those who took time to enter!The...

The Grand Budapest Hotel wins 2015 Oscar for Production Design and more…

Huge Congratulations to Wes Anderson and his team for winning on so many creative levels at this years Oscars:Production design - Winner: The Grand...

Where is the real Grand Budapest Hotel?

Wes Anderson's eighth feature film, The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is up for a few Oscars this Sunday (22nd Feb 2015) and if the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) members...

Can you guess the film reference of our new business cards?

Rather excited at the arrival of our new business cards. They're made from laser-etched, shiny black acrylic. When we collected them from the lab, there were no signs of apes...

Fifty shades of furniture

Unless you've been wearing a silk blindfold, you'll know that Fifty Shades of Grey the movie launches in the UK today (Fri 13th Feb). Love it or hate it, you've got to give it...

‘How Do You Know’ if a Rom Com is any good? If it has Foscarini and B&B Italia included of course!

I'd had a bit of a tough day yesterday and rather unusually, as night fell, I developed a hankering...

Screening of The Apartment at the Guardian’s Oscar preview event

Guardian Film Club are hosting an Oscars preview event on 19th February (2015) at the Ritzy Cinema (London, SW2) just ahead of the big night, where you can chat...

Radio interview: Paula Benson explains the thinking behind Film and Furniture

If you want to know what Film and Furniture is all about - and prefer listening to reading - then check out this radio...

Friel and Williams surround themselves with curvilinear furniture in Me Without You

20th Century furniture and design specialists 20th Century Marks have been in touch to let us know they supplied much of the furniture for...

Kick Ass Art / It’s London Art Fair this week…

In Kick Ass (2010), American gangster Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong) has a formidable art collection in his penthouse apartment including two Warhol revolvers, a Hirst spot painting and a...

Events: Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, London, 20-25 Jan

Interiors and antiques lovers will be descending upon The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair which opens at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London SW11 from 20-25 Jan 2015This thrice-yearly event...

Bond is back (Part 1): How to create a Goldfinger inspired interior

So Bond is back in the news again. Some good news (Spectre, the 24th Bond epic is on the way) and some bad (the draft script was part of...

Film and Furniture HQ: How a new look office helped address our work/life balance

Interiors website Apartment Therapy have featured our new-look office HQ interior design project and the reasoning behind it - see more pics and read...

Our guide to surviving the festive season No.3

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Commodus has a tête-à-tête with a striking bust in Gladiator

A short and sharp post to answer a question sent to us recently via twitter: I spent some time fondling this rather fine bust recently. It features in a...

The Tulip Chair in Star Trek – putting the record straight

As many a book or website will tell you, the Tulip Chair was heavily featured in the original Star Trek TV series (1966-1969). The original and best Tulip chair...

Design Week: Film and Furniture in the press

"You’ve seen the film, now buy the furniture". Design Week online magazine covers the launch of Film and Furniture. Read the full article here! >

When furniture takes the starring role: The Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio

Guest Feature by Natasha Brinsmead First introduced to the masses in 1963, the Ball Chair designed by Eero Aarnio, was a firm favourite with everyone who was anyone during this...

Iconic whiskey glasses: Mad Men tumblers have the silver screen embedded in their silver rims.

By popular request I hereby share the 'F&F low down' on those desirable silver-rimmed Mad Men tumblers you frequently see Don Draper et al...

Kubrick’s visually stunning cinematic milestone ‘2001’ returns to UK cinemas this November as part of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder.

Stanley Kubrick’s philosophically ambitious, technically innovative and visually stunning...

Midcentury East furniture show / Seating the stars (part 1)

Midcentury East was a delight yesterday! The newer East London version of the much-loved Modern Shows takes place twice a year at the Goldfinger designed Haggerston School in London...

Red Alert! 2001: A Space Odyssey Djinn chair for sale

We make no apology for mentioning 2001: A Space Odyssey so many times on this site, and today is no exception one of our mid-century furniture contacts has a...

Easy Rider – the link between Dennis Hopper’s art and acting careers.

Dennis Hopper carved out his place in Hollywood history with roles in classic films like Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, and True Romance - but...

A letter from Kubrick

We have no evidence this is real, but amusing none the less!

The Hunger Games featuring DS 600, the longest sofa in the world!

I popped into the Mayfair Design Studio, London recently - the three floor luxury furniture, decoration and accessory showroom, and bumped into a rather stunning DS 600 'Non Stop'...

God is in the details – ‘Barcelona chair’ in Tron: Legacy.

Sexy as hell, an icon of the modern movement and one of my personal favourite pieces - the Knoll Barcelona chair designed by Mies...

Sweet dreams: Sleep in Jack and Wendy’s bed from The Shining or the sleep pod from Prometheus

You can bid for the actual bed slept in by Jack and Wendy (Jack Nicholson & Shelley Duvall) in...

Memorable film sets in miniature! The ‘Archiset’ film-set art series by Federico Babina

Updated 30.5.18 Italian born, Barcelona based Federico Babina is as obsessed with production design, interiors and furniture as we are...

How Blade Runner combines a multi-cultural past with a retro-fitted present (plus details on those iconic whiskey glasses)

Blade Runner Guest Feature By Matt Cole, Creative Director at Branded Content agency Drum,...

Sci-Fi weekend at the British Museum: 28-30 August

The BFI's blockbuster Sci-Fi season: Days of Fear and Wonder kicks off next weekend with outdoor screenings at the British Museum which include The Day the Earth Caught Fire...

UKs largest open air cinema

The Luna Cinema hosts open air cinema in some rather splendid settings - from London parks to country manor houses and castles, via swimming pools, theatres and ruined abbeys. They promise state of the art...

The Incredibles – Mid Century Modernism exemplified

The Incredibles (2004) an action-packed story of a family of superheroes living an incognito suburban existence, may be animation but the attention to detail in the sets and production...

KnollStudio Platner chairs & tables take an unusual star turn in Bond, Quantum of Solace.

Guest Feature: Justin Pratt, Manager KnollStudio UK and InternationalAs Mies once said “it is almost easier to build a skyscraper  than a chair”. There...

All the fun of the fair

Many great movies have captured the allure of funfairs: Disney's Pinocchio (1940), Brighton Rock (1947), The Third Man (1949), Saturday Night Sunday Morning (1960), Big (1988), Despicable Me (2010), Take This Waltz (2011) and not forgetting Grease (1978). As an article...

Wassily lounge chair

The Wassily lounge chair designed by Marcel Breuer (currently produced by Knoll) crops up in Nine 1/2 Weeks and X-Men: First Class. While an apprentice at the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer conceived this first tubular chair, which he based on the...

The prop store helping Hollywood films turn back time

Here's a short report on the BBC News website on the 'History for Hire' warehouse in LA which has rented out vintage props to movie-makers for films as diverse...

Book launch – The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years after its conception, Taschen have launched a limited edition book devoted to 2001: A Space Odyssey.Limited to 1,500 copies, this landmark edition has been made in...

Colour themes in movie sets

An interesting resource for analysing colour themes in movie sets and production design: Movies In Color. Use them in your interior mood boards!

Back to the Future with Secret Cinema

Tickets went on sale today (5.6.14) for Secret Cinema's Back to the Future with the organisers promising us a recreation of the fictional town of Hill Valley - the setting for the 1985 movie. Secret...

Cosmic carpet

I'm a sucker for films about outer space. From Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey to the Ridley Scott's Prometheus and Alien, and more recently - Gravity (to mention a but a few). This beautiful "Spacecrafted" rug featured at May Design Series...

Modernist glass house featured in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The glass house from the cult 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off has been sold for $1.06m (£632,000). The Rose House in Illinois, near Chicago was designed by architect, museum...

Universal Pictures geometric reception

Sitting in Universal Pictures reception today waiting for a meeting, I couldn't help but think a vertically challenged man with a waddle was going to come round the corner to collect me and take...

The legend of Lasseter and the Pixar Luxo lamp

Originally published 12 May 2014. Updated 6 July 2017 in celebration of the Pixar Luxo lamp's 80th anniversary. By Film and Furniture founder, Paula Benson. The scampish animated task lamp in the Pixar ident has...

Film poster on Peggy’s office wall in Madmen series 6

I couldn’t help but lose the plot (literally) and find myself staring at the poster on Peggy’s office wall in series 6 of Madmen - a captivating design for...

Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon – Mia’s reel to reel tape deck in Pulp Fiction

When Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) takes Vincent Vega (John Travolta) back to the Wallace house in Pulp Fiction, she wanders over to a stunning...

MidCentury Show East – Sunday 11 May 2014

Head on over to the MidCentury Show East on 11th May at Erno Goldfinger's Haggerston School, London E2 to find an abundance of vintage furniture and decor from some the best dealers in the UK. You're...

2001 A Space Odyssey – a close look at those fabulously futuristic Djinn chairs and how Kubrick’s vision of the future was brought to life through ‘product placement’.

Those red chairs! Whose...

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