Film and Furniture https://filmandfurniture.com/ For design geeks, film nerds and furniture fans Fri, 07 Jun 2024 16:30:43 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Calling all Barbie fans and pop culture vultures! Exclusive access to the ultimate Barbie exhibition awaits https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/06/calling-all-barbie-fans-and-pop-culture-vultures-exclusive-access-to-the-ultimate-barbie-exhibition-awaits/ https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/06/calling-all-barbie-fans-and-pop-culture-vultures-exclusive-access-to-the-ultimate-barbie-exhibition-awaits/#respond Fri, 07 Jun 2024 15:46:09 +0000 https://filmandfurniture.com/?p=25150 Following on from Greta Gerwig’s smash hit Barbie movie, our interest in the world’s most famous doll shows no sign of waning. Coinciding with this year’s 65th anniversary of the Barbie brand, a major show opens in July to explore the story of Barbie through a design lens, including fashion, architecture, furniture and vehicle design.   The Design Museum has been granted special access by Mattel Inc. to the extensive Barbie archives in California, and dozens of rare and unique items will go on show alongside other key loans and acquisitions to tell the story of the iconic brand from a … Continued

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Take a seat: Unveiling memorable furniture moments in cinema https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/06/take-a-seat-unveiling-memorable-furniture-moments-in-cinema/ https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/06/take-a-seat-unveiling-memorable-furniture-moments-in-cinema/#respond Fri, 07 Jun 2024 13:09:20 +0000 https://filmandfurniture.com/?p=25142 Furniture can be as important as actors in the plot, and just as recognisable as famous characters. Often, they hold shared memories and serve as backdrops for iconic scenes, making it unimaginable to replace them with anything else without losing the charm of the setting. Today, we’ll explore the fascinating world of set decoration and reveal some of these legendary furniture pieces. And who knows, maybe you’ll find design inspiration in the timeless appeal of signature sofas or armchairs, beloved by many movie buffs. Central Perk Couch from Friends Sometimes, the most iconic pieces have the most humble beginnings. The … Continued

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A deep dive into the legendary film sets of The Italian Job – Plus your chance to win the 55th Anniversary Collector’s Edition on 4K Ultra HD! https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/06/a-deep-dive-into-the-legendary-film-sets-of-the-italian-job-plus-your-chance-to-win-the-55th-anniversary-collectors-edition-on-4k-ultra-hd/ https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/06/a-deep-dive-into-the-legendary-film-sets-of-the-italian-job-plus-your-chance-to-win-the-55th-anniversary-collectors-edition-on-4k-ultra-hd/#respond Wed, 05 Jun 2024 21:12:40 +0000 https://filmandfurniture.com/?p=25090 This week marks a momentous occasion for film enthusiasts and fans of classic cinema as The Italian Job Collector’s Edition makes its grand debut on 4K Ultra HD™ in the UK. This exquisite package is a treasure trove for aficionados, featuring Blu-ray discs, behind-the-scenes content, a theatrical poster, production notes, and a plethora of collectibles including a sticker sheet and art cards (see our unboxing video below). To celebrate this release, we’re diving into the legendary film sets that brought this heist movie to life, and offering you a chance to WIN one of two Collector’s Edition packages! Originally released … Continued

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The locations, design and decor of Griselda: An exclusive look behind the scenes with Production Designer Knut Loewe https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/06/the-locations-design-and-decor-of-griselda-an-exclusive-look-behind-the-scenes-with-production-designer-knut-loewe/ https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/06/the-locations-design-and-decor-of-griselda-an-exclusive-look-behind-the-scenes-with-production-designer-knut-loewe/#respond Mon, 03 Jun 2024 17:33:50 +0000 https://filmandfurniture.com/?p=24967 Set in 1970s and 1980s Miami and Colombia, Griselda captivates with its intriguing locations and striking design. This Netflix series, directed by Andrés Baiz and starring Sofía Vergara, chronicles the rise of Griselda Blanco—a savvy Colombian businesswoman who ascended from obscurity to become “The Godmother” of the underworld. Inspired by Blanco’s life, the series delves into her lethal blend of charm and brutality, which enabled her to navigate both the criminal world and her family life. Production designer Knut Loewe aimed not just to recreate real-life settings but to envelop actors and audiences in the authentic atmosphere of Griselda’s ascent … Continued

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Embark on a journey through Science Fiction design (with exclusive exhibition tickets, tours and book giveaway) https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/05/embark-on-a-journey-through-science-fiction-design-with-exclusive-exhibition-tickets-tours-and-book-giveaway/ https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/05/embark-on-a-journey-through-science-fiction-design-with-exclusive-exhibition-tickets-tours-and-book-giveaway/#respond Tue, 28 May 2024 19:20:41 +0000 https://filmandfurniture.com/?p=24866 Vitra Design Museum’s fascinating new exhibition explores one of our favourite subjects: the interplay between science fiction and design. And the best part? We’re offering complimentary tickets for you to immerse yourself in this experience, complete with guided tours and the chance to win the incredible 1000-page book the Atlas of Furniture Design. From Star Trek to 2001: A Space Odyssey to Blade Runner, science fiction films are populated by spacecraft, interiors, furniture and decor that have shaped our vision of the future. In turn, many interior and furniture designers seek inspiration from the sci-fi genre. This ongoing dialogue is … Continued

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Film and Furniture In the Press: Financial Times https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/05/film-and-furniture-in-the-press-financial-times/ https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/05/film-and-furniture-in-the-press-financial-times/#respond Wed, 22 May 2024 15:46:30 +0000 https://filmandfurniture.com/?p=24917 With a vast readership of 22.4 million per month, our presence in the esteemed the Financial Times House and Home stands as a testament to our commitment to exploring the intersection of furniture and cinematic artistry. In a captivating exchange between Film and Furniture’s visionary founder, Paula Benson, and Edwin Heathcote, the distinguished architecture and design critic of FT, anticipation brewed for what the discourse might yield. To our delight and humility, what transpired exceeded all expectations. The lead article in FT Weekend unfolded as a comprehensive exploration of Film and Furniture, graced by the profound insights of renowned Production … Continued

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Fashionably furnished: Kartell x Mattel’s limited edition Barbie pink chairs make a statement https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/04/fashionably-furnished-kartell-x-mattels-limited-edition-barbie-pink-chairs-make-a-statement/ https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/04/fashionably-furnished-kartell-x-mattels-limited-edition-barbie-pink-chairs-make-a-statement/#respond Thu, 25 Apr 2024 15:06:35 +0000 https://filmandfurniture.com/?p=24839 If you’re a lover of furniture and film, and the Barbie movie hit home with you, then you’ll be interested to learn that Mattel Creations and furniture company Kartell have joined forces to launch a limited collection of iconic chairs, all in Barbie’s signature colour of pink. Blurring the realms of playthings and artistry, this collection unveils both doll-sized and full-scale chairs, launched at Milan Design Week earlier this month. Amongst the highlights are five adorable miniature renditions of Kartell’s renowned chairs: AI, Venice, Louis Ghost, Masters and Eros, all swathed in Barbie pink Pantone 219C. This exclusive collection showcases … Continued

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Step inside: A tour of the furniture and decor in The Trouble With Jessica https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/04/step-inside-a-tour-of-the-furniture-and-decor-in-the-trouble-with-jessica/ https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/04/step-inside-a-tour-of-the-furniture-and-decor-in-the-trouble-with-jessica/#respond Sat, 06 Apr 2024 13:50:28 +0000 https://filmandfurniture.com/?p=23058 Selling a house can be a tumultuous affair, but how far would you go to ensure a great offer gets over the line? In The Trouble with Jessica we’re introduced to middle class couple Sarah and Tom who are hosting a dinner party just as they are on the verge of selling their London home. And a very stylish home it is too. However, an unexpected incident threatens their plans and as this farce plays out, we get a great look around their exquisite home. Film and Furniture’s Paula Benson delves into the central role this house plays in the … Continued

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Exploring the Enzo Mari exhibition at the Design Museum – plus free tickets for members https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/03/exploring-the-enzo-mari-exhibition-at-the-design-museum-plus-free-tickets-for-members/ https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/03/exploring-the-enzo-mari-exhibition-at-the-design-museum-plus-free-tickets-for-members/#comments Sun, 31 Mar 2024 17:26:07 +0000 https://filmandfurniture.com/?p=24623 Step into the world of Enzo Mari, where design transcends aesthetics and functionality to become a testament to innovation and societal change. Film and Furniture recently treated our members and guests to a preview of the captivating Design Museum exhibition showcasing the life and works of this legendary Italian designer. Now, we’re thrilled to offer four pairs of tickets to experience this showcase, waiting for the next four people who become an F&F paid member. Enzo Mari stands as one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design, helping to shape the landscape of post-war Italian design with his visionary … Continued

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“Don’t touch it, it’s a very important work of art”: The story of Rocking Machine – the phallic sculpture in A Clockwork Orange https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/03/dont-touch-it-its-a-very-important-work-of-art-the-story-of-the-phallic-sculpture-rocking-machine-in-a-clockwork-orange/ https://filmandfurniture.com/2024/03/dont-touch-it-its-a-very-important-work-of-art-the-story-of-the-phallic-sculpture-rocking-machine-in-a-clockwork-orange/#comments Fri, 15 Mar 2024 19:22:30 +0000 https://filmandfurniture.com/?p=24462 Over half a century on, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange remains a source of controversy and discussion despite being largely embargoed for nearly three of those five decades. The hyper-stylised film sets and memorable props tell an equally provocative story. Here we delve into the story of how a shiny white phallic sculpture called Rocking Machine by Herman Makkink became head droog Alex’s chance weapon or murder. Set in a near-future Britain and based on the book of the same name by Anthony Burgess, this 1971 film is exaggerated, electrifying and exuberant at every turn: With an unforgettable villain-antihero in the form of … Continued

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