Film and Furniture
July 20, 2018 4:03 AM   Subscribe

Film and Furniture is a lovingly curated online resource which identifies and furnishes you with fascinating facts about the furniture and décor you spot in your favourite films – with details on exactly where to buy these pieces for your own home. In our world, the furniture is the star: From a contemporary item in a current movie to a vintage piece in a classic film. posted by chavenet (6 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
 
Great link, exactly the kind of thing I like to have bookmarked. Thanks!
posted by gusottertrout at 5:49 AM on July 20 [1 favorite]


My review of Life of Pi was: "Movie sucked. Nice couch in the last shot."
posted by dobbs at 6:32 AM on July 20 [1 favorite]


On my partner and I's radio show, WAFFLES!, we interviewed the guys from Oldphoneworks here in Kingston. Odds if you have seen vintage and retro phones (I think there's a difference) on movies and TV, odds are they provided it.
posted by Kitteh at 7:32 AM on July 20


Omigosh, I really want that carpet for my ridiculously long hallway!

Problem: my cat views any bit of carpet as either a scratching post or a litterbox, and that’s not an inexpensive carpet...
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 11:38 AM on July 20


Reminds me of this book, which looks at the use of Le Corbusier's famous chaise lounge in porn films.
posted by bashos_frog at 2:05 PM on July 20 [1 favorite]


By the way, I have to recommend the movie Petulia, the Richard Lester movie that features interior design work by Richard Hicks, the same guy who did the carpet in The Shining. It has Lester’s trademark of throwaway satirical & visual gags but Lester is also experimenting with nonlinear narrative and jump cuts in a way he hasn’t before or since. Its title character is an embodiment of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl archetype avant la lettre, but much much richer in characterization. If this film had been better known, it should have deconstructed the Manic Pixie Dream Girl archetype overnight,, sparing us years of film cliches based on that trope.
posted by jonp72 at 8:35 AM on July 21 [1 favorite]


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