Danish Design in Famous Movies and TV Shows

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fritz Hansen chairs

Photo by Fritz Hansen™

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Screenshot: The Dark Knight

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Screenshot: The Crown

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Screenshot: The Devil Wears Prada

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Screenshot: 2001: A Space Oddesey

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Screenshot: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

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Screenshot: Men in Black

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Screenshot: I, Robot

Published
08.11.2018

Hollywood set designers love Danish design. Just look at these screenshots from some hit movies and TV shows where Danish furniture and interior deco feature as prominent props or as stylish background items.

Here at DANISH™, we have a habit of looking for Danish design everywhere, even when watching TV or streaming movies. We observe lamps from Verner Panton that are used to give a spaceship a futuristic look, or chairs from Hans J. Wegner that help make a living room look cosy Scandinavian. Most noticeable is the work of acclaimed designer Arne Jacobsen’s, whose elegant lamps and furniture have found their way into many blockbuster movies, as you will see in this list.

the dark knight batman bang olufsen

The Dark Knight (2008): Batman always uses the coolest tech available. Bruce Wayne, played by Christian Bale, has a television and surround sound system from Bang & Olufsen in his apartment. However, that is not the only piece of Danish design in this movie: The black lamp in the photo was designed by Arne Jacobsen and later in the movie; a Poul Henningsen lamp appears as well. Louis Poulsen manufactures both lamps.

 

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The Crown (2017): In the beginning of the second season of Netflix’s The Crown, a wooden monkey from Kaj Bojesen, sold by Rosendahl, can be spotted hanging on a shelf behind the bed.

 

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006): Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) is a fashion icon in this movie and her office is just as cool and fashionable as she is. Here she sits in the FK Bucket Chair by Jørgen Kastholm and Preben Fabricius manufactured by Walter Knoll.

 

stanley kubrick arne jacobsen 2001 space oddesey

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): This is one of the most celebrated sci-fi movies ever and it foresaw the use of tablets and greatly inspired the Star Wars movies. The astronauts in the movie use futuristic looking cutlery designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Georg Jensen.

 

wegner hans ox chair dr evil

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997): Doctor Evil had to look as evil as possible in this comical take on the classic spy tale. What could suit him better than the sinister looking Ox Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner and sold by Erik Jørgensen.

 

Men in Black (1997): The two agents, portrayed by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, sit in Swan Chairs while their boss sits in the Egg Chair. Both chairs were designed by Arne Jacobsen and are manufactured by Fritz Hansen™.

 

I robot will smith arne jacobsen coffee pot stelton

I, Robot (2004): Arne Jacobsen’s cylinder coffee pot sold by Stelton with accessories makes an appearance in this futuristic blockbuster from 2006 – also starring Will Smith.

 

 

 

The goal of DANISH™ is to promote Danish architecture and design in a broad perspective, and demonstrate all the potentials in these fields.

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