Article originally published on February 11, 2020
Oscars 2020 once again stunned the world with their worldwide magnificent event, celebrating all the artists that excelled in the film industry! At the Dolby Theatre, there were many expected and surprising wins, that were absolutely deserving. The movie Parasite, along with Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, and Joaquin Phoenix, were the main winners of the night. Today, Home And Decoration would like to revisit the amazing nominees for Production Design, and the winner who took the Oscar!
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Barbara Ling, Production Design
Nancy Haigh, Set Decoration
The film is Tarantino’s time machine ride to the places he remembered from his childhood growing up in Los Angeles, from the iconic Cinerama Dome and Musso & Frank’s on Hollywood Boulevard to the studio western back lots and the set of the ’60s variety show Hullabaloo. Nostalgia and Pop Culture were the main keywords for the designer to complete the Mid-Century design set, and that’s what really landed them the golden statue that’s so applauded in the film industry.
Basie wall light fixture is a modern representation of the sci-fi aesthetics of the 1960s. The vintage mid-century lamp has a set of distinctive features that make it a stunning statement piece. It is an indoor wall light handmade in brass, with a center shade made in aluminum and a mesmerizing gold-plated standard finish. This stunning lamp would look absolutely amazing between these Mid-Century booths.
Lee Ha-jun, Production Design
Cho Won-woo, Set Decoration
The massive home designed for the movie Parasite was considered one of the most cinematic houses of the year, despite the fact that it didn’t take the Oscar home. Production designer Lee Ha-jun designed the modern and minimalist home on an outdoor lot at the studio from the ground zero. The most important factor about this home was that it was supposed to be surrounded by glass and sit on wide spaces, to improve shooting conditions.
Complete The Look:
Lautner Center Table stands out for its curved edges, mixing earth-tone colors from the varnished walnut wood and polished brass. Its artisan quality and crafted work provide a striking centerpiece for your living room. It has a moody smoked glass on the top and a shelf at the base that offers additional storage. This center table is perfect to place on one of the most famous houses of the year!
Dennis Gassner, Production Design
Lee Sandales, Set Decoration
With the making of this war film, 1917, the designer became an expert in trench design. To reflect the ambiance lived at the time, they created mini living areas every 10–15 feet for the soldiers. War-torn villages complete with a burned-out church and 150 buildings designed in 3D modeling were re-created on the back lots of London’s Shepperton Studios.
Ra Vincent, Production Design
Nora Sopková, Set Decoration
Set in Germany, during World War II, the designer went with a different color-and-style approach from most other movies with this setting. Working with set decorator Nora Sopková, they constructed the family’s home on a soundstage at Prague’s Barrandov Studios to reflect Rosie’s colorful personality. It was a perfect mix between Art Deco Style from the 30s’, Bauhaus and Surrealism.
Complete The Look:
The vanity Wilde mirror features three panels and irregular shapes with a golden strap of plated brass that evokes a mid-century modern style. This flexible piece can be hung above a sideboard or a console, to achieve the most amazing retro look. For a house with amazing combinations of different styles, the Wilde mirror would be a perfect choice.
Bob Shaw, Production Design
Regina Graves, Set Decoration
The designers built hotel rooms from the ground up at the Marcy Avenue Armory in Brooklyn. Influenced by the 1959 Doris Day/Rock Hudson romp, Pillow Talk, the Armory served as the site of Miami Beach’s midcentury marvel the Fontainebleau hotel, as well as a ’70s-era classic suite in the nation’s capital where Hoffa stays after his release from prison. This film’s main goal was to stay absolutely faithful to the roots of the story, respecting the Italian-American culture.
Complete The Look:
Combining the modern age and luxury, the Gala Chandelier is a revival experience from the palatial apogee. Made with brass and clear crystal glass, this imposing item is perfect for any entrance or ballroom. This specific scenario would benefit greatly from the light given by the chandelier.
Who was your favorite Production Designer at the Oscars 2020?