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Lights, Camera, Furniture! The Stories Behind Iconic Film Decor

Film and Furniture’s Paula Benson sits down with KCRW Radio’s Design and Architecture host Frances Anderton to share their most favorite film furniture and reveal their hidden narrative. $15 (1 hr)

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Have you ever wondered where to find that fabulous piece of furniture or the ‘to-die-for’ décor featured in a movie or tv show?  You can find out at Film and Furniture, the lovingly curated online resource for fascinating facts about the furniture, lighting and décor in your favorite films and shows.  

Film and Furniture 
founder and editor Paula Benson will sit down with KCRW radio host Frances Anderton and reveal the hidden narrative and design importance of their favorite furniture and homewares from their favorite movies.  

Discover the stories behind the red Djinn chairs in 2001: A Space Odyssey; the glass tumblers in Mad Men; the 1960’s Ribbon Chair in Blade Runner 2049; the modernist lakeside house in Batman v Superman; the iconic hexagonal patterned carpet found in The Overlook Hotel, as seen in The Shining; even Kubrik’s A Clockwork Orange - and find inspiration for your own interior design or home décor project.   

In Benson’s world, the furniture is the star!  

Creative Director and furniture fanatic, Paula Benson, founded Film and Furniture.  A co-founder and partner for 25 years in Form®, the London design and branding studio, her passion for film and interior design is the driving force behind the fascinating features, guest articles and interviews, with the film industry’s most respected production designers and set decorators.  

Frances Anderton is the popular host of L.A.-based public radio station KCRW’s influential weekly radio program, DnA: Design and Architecture, which looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective. 


Things to Know

This event is for ages 12 and older.
This event is wheelchair accessible. There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.


Event Check-in Location

Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Paula Benson, The Shining/Hexagonal Carpet, Mad Men Cocktail Glasses, Bladerunner 2049/Ribbon Chair, 2001: A Space Odyssey/Djinn Chair,Lake House/Batman v Superman


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