Who We Are
We are movie geeks, design lovers, and are obsessed with movie interiors.
Elemental Spot is one of the websites you won’t soon forget. Why? Because it was made out of love and passion. And if you’ve just landed on this page, you’ve already shared that passion with us before. So, we have just found each other.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Alien Covenant (2017)
We enthusiastically search for interesting furniture pieces in cult movies, analyze set decor, identify these fascinating objects, and tell you some of the stories behind them. And we show you where you can buy those items.
We take pride in our work
Let’s start with the scene from Fight Club where Edward Norton’s apartment blows up. As he walks through the piles of debris to the phone booth, we spot parts of the Ikea Ying Yang coffee table on the ground. That table is one of Ikea furniture pieces that serve to illustrate the Narrator’s “nesting instinct”. The ruined Ying Yang Ikea table is a pretty obvious symbol of the irreversible crossover from the consumption world to the Fight Club world.
We can’t help but obsessively search everything about this IKEA table. And then to share this story with you.
Fight Club (1999)
Ironically, Fight Club is a film that criticizes consumption society. Here is an exemplary excerpt
Tyler Durden: Do you know what a duvet is?
The Narrator: A comforter.
Tyler Durden: It’s a blanket. It’s just a blanket. Then why do guys like you and I know what a duvet is? Is this essential to our survival in the hunter-gatherer sense of the word? No. What are we then? The Narrator: Consumers. Tyler Durden: Right! We’re consumers. We’re byproducts of a lifestyle obsession.– Fight Club (Movie)
So why would anyone buy this table? And where do we, Elemental Spot, stand in this story? Are we a small, yet driving part of this consumer machine that celebrates lifestyle obsession? Or are we on the other side? (if at all possible).
This is actually irrelevant. We at Elemental Spot are passionate film geeks and design “connoisseurs”, and we want to share this inspiration with you.
At the end of the day, it’s up to each of you to decide why you’re inspired by furniture from certain movies, and whether you want to admire the pieces, learn about them, or buy them.
The Queens Gambit (2020)
Our attitude is this:
A blanket is just a blanket, yes. A glass is just a glass. But a glass, from which Mia (Uma Thurman) drinks her milkshake in Pulp Fiction, just before she and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) dance their way to a cult status, is not just a glass. That glass tells us a fascinating story, and even more – it’s already part of our own story!
Well, it’s a shake. It’s milk and ice cream. It’s five dollars. And they don’t put bourbon in it or nothing. We don’t know if it’s worth five dollars but it’s a pretty fucking good shake. Also, you can get it Martin & Lewis (vanilla) or Amos & Andy (chocolate).– Pulp Fiction (Movie)
That’s why we might want to drink our milkshake from such a glass. Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace have breathed that “certain something” into this glass, that charmingly connects many of us.
A movie set can give us the atmosphere of the 60s and inspire us to redecorate our own home, like the retro wallpapers in The Queen’s Gambit do. Sometimes is a classic designer piece of furniture the real movie star, in a moment when he steals the stage from the actors, as in one of the final scenes in Truman Show. Was that by chance? No chance! W at Elemental Spot will take a closer look at this story.