13 Icons of Modern Design in Movies

These exceptional creations were not only revolutionary back in their time, but are still praised for their ageless traits, making it possible to use them in different contemporary contexts. Here are 13 Icons of Modern Design featured on the big screen:

 

Eames Lounge Chair by Ray & Charles Eames (1956) in Click (2006)

Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) fast forwarding through life on an Eames Chair

1- Eames Lounge Chair by Ray & Charles Eames (1956) in Click (2006)

 

 

Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia (1952) in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

The Devil has a good sense of interior styling

2- Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia (1952) in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

 

 

Panton Chair by Verner Panton (1965) in Beyond The Black Rainbow (2010)

Elena (Eva Allen) in her therapy room

3- Panton Chair by Verner Panton (1965) in Beyond The Black Rainbow (2010)

 

 

Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen (1946) Down With Love (2003)

Barbara Novak (Renée Zellweger) in her cheerful New York apartment in 1962

4- Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen (1946) Down With Love (2003)

 

 

Arco Lamp by Achille Castiglioni (1962) in Iron Man (2008)

Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) in Tony Stark’s living room

5- Arco Lamp by Achille Castiglioni (1962) in Iron Man (2008)

 

 

AJ Floor Lamps by Arne Jacobsen (1960) in Batman The Dark Knight (2008)

Why so serious? Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale) with his buttler and confidant Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine)

6- AJ Floor Lamps by Arne Jacobsen (1960) in Batman The Dark Knight (2008)

 

 

Barcelona Pavilion Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1929) in 500 Days Of Summer (2009)

Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) the hopeless romantic finally finding his other half?

7- Barcelona Pavilion Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1929) in 500 Days Of Summer (2009)

 

 

De Sede DS 600 Sofa by Ueli Berger, Elenora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, Klaus Vogt (1972) in The Hunger Games (2012)

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) on a DS 600 never-ending sofa

8- De Sede DS 600 Sofa by Ueli Berger, Elenora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, Klaus Vogt (1972) in The Hunger Games (2012)

 

 

Platner Armchair by Warren Plarner (1966) in James Bond Quantum of Solace (2008)

No Platner Armchairs were harmed in this movie (well at least that’s what I hope)

9- Platner Armchair by Warren Plarner (1966) in James Bond Quantum of Solace (2008)

 

 

Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer (1926) in X-Men First Class (2011)

Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Professor X Charles Xavier (James McAoy) in Xavier’s apartment

10- Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer (1926) in X-Men First Class (2011) —–Charles Xavier’s appartment in Oxford

 

 

Poulsen PH 4/3 by Poul Henningsen (1925) in The Girl With Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) troubled and world-class hacker

11- Poulsen PH 4/3 by Poul Henningsen (1925) in The Girl With Dragon Tattoo (2011)

 

 

EA Office Chair by Ray & Charles Eames (1958) in The Holiday (2006)

Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) visiting a home swap website for her “holiday” getaway

12- EA Office Chair by Ray & Charles Eames (1958) in The Holiday (2006)

 

 

Bubble Chair by Eero Aarnio (1968) in Gamer (2009)

This installation of Bubble Chairs as Newton’s Cradle Balance Balls is insane!

13- Bubble Chair by Eero Aarnio (1968) in Gamer (2009)



One Response to “13 Icons of Modern Design in Movies”

  1. “Modern architecture itself may have left the public cold, but modern architecture in the movies caught its imagination by embodying . . . their fears, hopes and aspirations,” he wrote in his book

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