Top 8 Film Set Design (Our Designers’ Picks)

A great film is not just entertaining but also a great resource for design inspiration. We thought it’d be interesting to get the film buffs from our team to pick out the Top 8 Set Design. If you are someone that can be easily distracted from the narrative because of a sophisticated set design, check out the list below.

Grand Budapest Hotel – Old Department Store Turned One of The Most Iconic On-screen Hotel

Designer: Adam Stockhausen

  • Concierge-geometry | Bob Yeoman - Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • The Hotel's Lobby - Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • The Hotel's Lobby - Fox Searchlight Pictures

 

Squid Game – Set Design that Evoked The Power of Realism and Nostalgia

Art Director: Chae Kyoung-sun

  • Warehouse-informed room with bunk beds - Courtesy of Netflix
  • Circus-like set with glass bridge - Courtesy of Netflix
  • Oversized Children Playground - Courtesy of Netflix
  • Maze-like staircase hall - Image Courtesy of Netflix
  • Replication of typical Korean neighborhood alleyways in the 70s and 80s - Courtesy of Netflix
  • Replication of typical Korean neighborhood alleyways in the 70s and 80s - Courtesy of Netflix

 

In the Mood for Love – The Retro Colour Palette that Remains a Statement Despite The Comings and Goings of Trends

Production Designer: Kar Wai and William Chang

  • Old apartment set - Courtesy Jet Tone Pictures
  • Red Hallway - Courtesy Jet Tone Pictures
  • Main bedroom - Courtesy Jet Tone Pictures
  • Old Post Office - Courtesy Jet Tone Pictures
  • Old wall with posters - Courtesy Jet Tone Pictures
  • Red Hallway - Courtesy Jet Tone Pictures

 

The Great Gatsby – A World Drenched in Colours, Patterns, Layers, and Depth

Production Designer: Catherine Martin

  • The Balcony - Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • The Sitting Room - Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • The Grand Ballroom - Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Tom and Daisy’s Sitting-Room - Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Gatsby’s library - Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Tom and Daisy’s Sitting-Room - Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Myrtle and Tom’s Sitting Room - Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • The Grand Bedroom - Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Inception – The Brilliant Design of Five Distinctively Complex and Simultaneous Worlds That Played With Our Minds

Production Designer: Guy Dyas

  • The Japanese Castle - Japanese-architecture influenced set | Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Penrose_Stairs | Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • The Japanese Castle - Japanese-architecture influenced set | Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Rotating Hallway Set | Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

 

2001: Space Odyssey – Defines Retro-futuristic and Museum-like Furniture

Production Designers: Tony Masters, Harry Lange and Ernest Archer

  • Master Bedroom | Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Space Lounge | Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Spaceship | Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Master Bedroom | Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

 

Crazy Rich Asians – Turning Abandoned Hotel and Ordinary Spaces to a Lustre and Yes, Rich World that Hits Cultural Touchstones

Production Designer: Nelson Coates

  • Wedding Location - Courtesy of Warner Bros.
  • The Young family ancestral home - Courtesy of Warner Bros.
  • The first-class cabin - built set - Courtesy of Warner Bros.
  • Nick Young's mother's home - Courtesy of Warner Bros.
  • The set of the $40 million wedding - Courtesy of Warner Bros.
  • The Young family ancestral home - green staircase - Courtesy of Warner Bros.
  • A view of the bachelor party set - Courtesy of Warner Bros.

 

Parasite – how an onscreen house that was built to prioritize blocking and camera angles made production design history

Production Designer: Lee Ha Jun

  • Park-family living room | Photo - Neon
  • Digital rendering of the Park-family house | Photo - Neon
  • Park-family house and garden - Photo - Neon
  • The entire set of the Kims’ street | Photo ⓒ 2019 CJ ENM CORPORATION, BARUNSON E&A ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  • Still cut - looking into the kitchen from the living room | Photo - Neon
  • Extravagant display cabinet | Photo ⓒ 2019 CJ ENM CORPORATION, BARUNSON E&A ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  • Kim-family apartment | Photo - Neon

 


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A Handy Article for Those In Search of A Great Dining Experience

Over the years, our team of creative minds has worked with restaurant owners to design spaces that inspire and ignite senses. Hence, we can indeed say that while good food does play a vital role in the success of any restaurant, a great ‘dining experience’ is where the magic comes in. 

Dining experience includes many different aspects, it’s the ambience, the service, the interior design and decor, basically, everything you encounter the moment you walk in the door. A medley of the little details will differentiate a profound experience from an ordinary one. 

We have compiled a list of factors you might want to consider if you’re struggling between the endless options, with some great joints Sydney has to offer.

 

You’re after a Picturesque View

 

Bennelong | Photo © Nikki To

Bennelong

Situated within one of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, diners will experience the harmony of luxurious interior and picture-perfect views of the city.

 

Infinity Sydney Tower | Photo © Infinity

Infinity

If you go higher, things will look different – they said. At Infinity, diners will ascend 81 levels above and get to witness incredible revolving views of Sydney’s skyline and harbour.

 

The Butler Terrace | Photo © Kimberley Low

The Butler

This restaurant is a forest-like garden with a panoramic view you’d dream about at night. Perfect spot to watch the afternoon sun dips down or the city’s exquisite night scenery. 

 

You’re after something as if you’re in a Foreign Country

 

Yakiniku Yokocho | Interior Design and Branding by Vie Studio | Photo © Andrew Worssam

Yakiniku Yokocho

Upon entering, one would feel like being whisked away to the bustling streets of Japan. Fully immersed in Japanese culture with vibrant and mysterious alleyways, retro signages and lightboxes while enjoying the juiciest cuts of meats, Japanese Barbecue style.

 

You’re after a Themed Degustation

 

Food Presentation | Photo © Cole Bennetts

Nel.

If you are a fan of novelty, themed-dining and always down for something new and exciting, Nel. is waiting for that reservation. They offer a unique eight-course degustation menu every 10 weeks. Widely known for their famous once upon a time, a Disney-inspired degustation menu, in which every plate is a piece of art, a flavour sensation and a story. 

Current theme: Trip down memory lane 2.0

 

You’re after an Absurdly Fun Experience

 

Karen’s Diner Interior | Photo © World Square

Karen’s Diner

You can expect a dining experience like never before at this new burger joint. Serving up American-style burgers, but with a whole new definition of customer service.

Unlike other places, at Karen’s, you will be served by rude waitresses and are encouraged to bring out your ‘inner Karen’. If you love all things retro and a “not-your-typical” experience, this place is the place.

 

You’re a Live Music Buff

 

Restaurant Hubert | Photo © Anna Kucera

Hubert

A dazzlingly romantic and cozy restaurant to enjoy classic French brasserie dishes and good company. This space has a nostalgic and exclusive feel with cavernous interiors, vintage post-war Paris decor, and dim lighting.

A huge bonus for live music buffs, Live Jazz is available every Monday to Thursday evening.

 

You’re after an interesting Booze&Brunch Spot

 

Cafe 0.6 | Photo © Cafe 0.6

Cafe 0.6

Cafe 0.6 is where great company goes in hands with innovative brunch food and boozes. They are known for their intriguing menu with uniquely named dishes and drinks that go above and beyond in terms of presentation and creativeness. Complemented each other like berry and cream, a taste paired with a sip, that’s how the weekend should be.

 


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Supercharge Your Instagram Feed With These 5 Interesting Accounts [Our Monthly Picks]

What makes Instagram so engaging is the constant flow of photos — of your friend’s funny bloopers or the most photo-worthy spots in Paris. Yet, are you tired of seeing the same content day by day? It’s recharging time, here’s a list of five accounts you should definitely start following on Instagram. 

 

Recommended by our team, although most of us are, obvi, designers, this article covers everything from aesthetically pleasing photos and cool design to daily happiness, lifestyle, and relatable memes we all need after a hectic day.

 

Photography

@tomhegen.de

Known for his breathtaking aerial photography projects, German photographer Tom Hegen captures a glimpse of our earth’s surface and landscapes that have been heavily transformed by human intervention while raising awareness on environmental issues.

His projects are very much research-driven, taking visual storytelling up a notch!

 

 

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Food

@cafezeropointsix

Of course, we have to give the ‘child’ of Vie Studio a shoutout! If you are a brunch enthusiast or simply love scrolling through #foodporn and #coffeeheaven photos, Cafe 0.6 account is waiting for that follow!

The feed is designed and planned based on the current seasonal theme going on at the cafe. 

 

 

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Design

@layersandshapes

All-in-one stop for worldwide projects, featuring Furniture | Interior Design | Architecture. 

The account showcases designs with unconventional approaches. If you are a fan of pastel palettes and rose hues, Layers and Shapes is your wonderland. 

 

 

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Lifestyle 

@resident.dog

It’s the #editorialworthy homes and residential projects you see on magazines with the appearance of our favourite friend #puppy #dog.

Each photo features an incredible home and the dog(s) that live there. #adorable 

 

 

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Fun/Memes

@corporate_millennial_memes

I mean, we just have to include a #meme account here cause who doesn’t love a good laugh? If you are a part of the #9to5 team, you could easily relate to any post here and find yourself screaming #relatable while scrolling through this account. 

Nothing fancy or mind-blowing, but tons of daily doses of fun content to fight tough days.

 

 

Don’t forget to follow us on our Instagram too @viestudio 😉