Reviewing films is not something we do here… design shows yes, food yes, lifestyle events yes… films no. However, for Skyfall there’ll be an exception as never before have I felt a film so captured an interior design mood of the moment. Was it intentional? Do set and location designers conspire to create something so harmonised in terms of all that’s going on at the cutting edge of design? That would mean that they’d have to have been forecasting trends before filming at least three years ago and have been spot on as to what would actually be picked up by designers, press and the consumer. It was so much easier in the past when a film in the sixties reflected the sixties as styles stayed much the same for a decade or so. Much tougher now.
I think that’s too much to ask of the filmmakers. Skyfall is simply the perfect storm of styles which come together to reflect the current movement in design towards authenticity, heritage and reclamation. A interiors storm that’s been brewing for a while, but is now captured perfectly by 2012’s Bond, James Bond 😉
Let’s see how….
Bond does Industrial:
Bond does Concrete:
Bond does Verdigris:
Bond does Metal Furniture:
Bond does Vertical Timber Panelling:
Bond does Classic Timber Panelling:
Bond does Scotland!:
Bond does Subway Tiles:
Bond does the Amber Glow:
What do you think, has Skyfall hit the nail on the 2012 interior design head?