Oscar Says KNOLL
There are the film stars of the world: Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Bridget Bardot, Meryl Streep. Such talent and beauty. But we’re more interested in the talent behind furniture beauties: Saarinen and Bertoia and van der Rohe.
Knoll designs have featured prolifically in film, from the classical to the contemporary to the futuristic -evidence that Knoll is Modern Always. Whether it’s a Bertoia Chair in Devil Wears Prada or a Platner Chair in Quantum of Solace, furniture can often hijack the attention of the audience, away from the action and dialogue of a film to communicate values and mood wordlessly. A well-chosen sofa, chair, or table can subliminally tell us more about a character’s personality or an environment’s tone than many pages of script.
When a production designer needs to convey a character’s good taste and discerning style or when they simply need an extremely handsome piece in a domestic or office setting, we’ll often spot a Knoll. Post 2019 Oscars, allow us to recognize some of our most prominent leading characters to grace the big screen.