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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Super masculine interior in "The Ghost Writer" | MOVIE INTERIORS


Roman Polański is without any doubts one of my favourite movie directors. Not one of his movies has ever dissapointed me, nor has The Ghost Writer (2010). In this political thriller a writer is to write an autobiography on behalf of the former president of the United States (Pierce Brosnan). Almost all the movie is set in a writer's beach house, whose interiors are just amazing!

The set design was created by Albrech Konrad. Angular furniture, discreet colors, natural textures of the highest qualisty - stone, wood, leather - no unnecessary objects present. The interiors of the writer's house provide us with a recipe for a masculine interior. 

Although the colors in the inside are mainly greys the interior makes a warm impression. Natural materials - slate, wood, as well as beautiful landscape behind the windows, are softening it (despite the presence of concrete, metal and glass). The color palette is deep, muted. Huge abstract paintings are important accents, splashes of color and pattern in the toned-down surroundings. 
No piece of furniture in this movie is random. We can spot real treasures here - furniture by Walter Knoll
(CEOO, FK, FK 86 Lounge, Gio chairs, Living Landscape sofa), including Norman Foster's armchairs and sofa. There are obvious inspirations of Bauhaus (German artistic school from 1920s-30s), S285 desk and S64 chair (currently made by Thonet) were designed by Marcel Breuer in Bauhaus style.

The architecture of the beach house, where the main character lives, is also very interesting. The house is set in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Its a rough piece of architecture, with its pale grey brick and floor-to-ceiling windows, and looks as if it hadn't been finished. I was curious who designed it and where it actually is, but, as it turned out, it doesn't really exist. The movie wasn't also filmed in America as Polański isn't allowed to enter the country. There was only a facade constructed in Usedom, Germany, the rest is created digitally.


Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer
here we have S285 desk by Marcel Breuer


Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer
Blood-colored abstract canvas on the left makes the interior look dramatic 

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer

Wnętrza i scenografia filmu "Autor Widmo"
These flying stairs are stunning! On the wall there are concrete panels.

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer
The colorful paintings completely change the interior. The black leather sofa is by Norman Foster.

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer
The canvas on the left looks like a bloody message of a dying person.

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer
I like the combination of oak kitchen cabinets and stainless steel.

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer

Interiors, set design, Ghost Writer


sources:
designlounge.pl
formspacefilm.com
www.home-designing.com
www.davidscheunemann.com
ipnoticstore.pl

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1 comment:

  1. Actually it's the former Prime Minister of Great Britain not the President of the US

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