production design

The Empire of Light cinema

Sam Mendes' Empire of Light is centred on a dilapidated multi screen cinema and explores the power of human connection during turbulent times. Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, the...

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...

The 2022 round-up: Film and Furniture’s most read features

Our cinema-going habits have changed dramatically in the last few years, with films coming to our TVs after theatrical release faster than you can say Sebastian J Cricket. Still,...

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...

The alluring design details of the apartment in Nanny

The New York apartment of Amy and Adam in the horror film Nanny (written and directed by Nikyatu Jusu), is a modern, creative and sophisticated space. It's carefully designed...

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...

From the 1950s to the 1990s: The film sets and locations of My Policeman

From Patrick's 50s bohemian Brighton apartment to Tom and Marion's 90s humdrum Peacehaven house, the film sets and locations of My Policeman create heaps...

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...

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