10 Iconic Furniture Pieces in Movies

In the world of interior design, some furniture pieces transcend time and trends, becoming iconic symbols of style and innovation. These remarkable creations have not only graced our homes but have also made their mark on the silver screen. Let’s take a closer look at 10 legendary furniture pieces and the movies that featured them.

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

We written about this master piece in our article 6 Icons of Modern Design in the Movies of the Noughties

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

The Bubble Chair, designed by Eero Aarnio, made a captivating appearance in the 2009 film “Gamer.” This futuristic masterpiece was used creatively as Newton’s Cradle Balance Balls in an installation, adding an element of intrigue to the movie’s visual aesthetics.

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

The Devil has a good sense of interior styling

“The Devil Wears Prada” showcased not only fashion but also a keen sense of interior styling. The Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia, with its distinctive wireframe design, perfectly complemented the movie’s sophisticated atmosphere.

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

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

In “Iron Man” (2008), the Arco Lamp by Achille Castiglioni added elegance to Tony Stark’s living room. This iconic lamp, with its sweeping arc, provided both illumination and a touch of modernity to Stark’s high-tech world. Also check out The Iconic Arco Lamp in Movies and TV Shows: A Timeless Design Marvel

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

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

Even Batman appreciates good design. In “Batman: The Dark Knight,” Bruce Wayne’s lair featured the AJ Floor Lamps by Arne Jacobsen, showcasing a blend of functionality and style in the superhero’s mysterious abode.

5- De Sede DS 600 Sofa (1972) in The Hunger Games (2012)

Designed by Ueli Berger, Elenora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, Klaus Vogt.
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) on a DS 600 never-ending sofa

Designed by Ueli Berger, Elenora Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich, and Klaus Vogt, the De Sede DS 600 Sofa made a memorable appearance in “The Hunger Games.” Katniss Everdeen found herself on this unique and never-ending sofa, symbolizing luxury even in dystopian settings. For more dystopian style, check out Fashioning a Dystopian Tomorrow: Top 5 Outfits from Black Mirror Season 6

6- Platner Armchair by Warren PlaTner (1966) in James Bond Quantum of Solace (2008)

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

In “Quantum of Solace,” the suave James Bond didn’t just chase villains but also relaxed in style. The Platner Armchair by Warren Platner added a touch of elegance to Bond’s world, ensuring that no Platner Armchairs were harmed during the action-packed scenes.

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

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

Charles Xavier’s apartment in “X-Men: First Class” was adorned with the iconic Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer. This mid-century marvel provided a modern contrast to the movie’s historical setting.

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

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

In “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Lisbeth Salander, a troubled and world-class hacker, found solace in a Poulsen PH 4/3 lamp. Its classic design added a touch of warmth to the film’s dark and enigmatic atmosphere.

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

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

Barbara Novak’s cheerful New York apartment in “Down with Love” featured the cozy and iconic Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen. This chair’s enveloping design provided a sense of comfort and style to the film’s retro setting.

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

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

In “Click,” Michael Newman fast-forwarded through life while seated on the iconic Eames Lounge Chair. This chair’s timeless design and comfort made it the perfect companion for reflecting on life’s fast pace.

These furniture pieces have not only stood the test of time in the world of design but have also left a lasting impression on the world of cinema. From futuristic bubbles to classic leather lounges, these iconic pieces continue to inspire and elevate the aesthetics of both our homes and the big screen.

MOVIE:Click, The Devil Wears Prada, Down With Love, Iron Man, Batman The Dark Knight, 500 Days Of Summer, The Hunger Games, James Bond Quantum of Solace, X-Men First Class, The Girl With Dragon Tattoo, Gamer