|Hunger Games set, featuring seatbelt chairs by Nuttapong for the Phillips Collection|
Monday, March 26, 2012
The Hunger Games Set Design
You liked the Hunger Games movie, right? I saw it on Friday with Keith, Lance, my sister Kelly, and my new friend from the library, Sally. I'd already read the book and knew the story, and I couldn't wait to see the set design in the capitol. I wasn't disappointed: When they first showed the dining room, my jaw dropped and I grabbed Keith's arm. "SEATBELT CHAIRS!!" We tried out seatbelt chairs a few weeks ago at Classic Modern, and they're surprisingly comfortable. Um, yeah. I seek out iconic modern furniture and test it for comfort in my spare time. Don't judge! And FYI, the Wassily chair might have been designed as a torture device. But moving along...
I especially love the seatbelt chairs, which function as furniture and art, but everything about the set design is inspiring. It's over the top and garish, but using these ideas with more restraint could be beautiful. I admire the mix of art deco shapes and lines with contemporary color schemes and materials. The sparkling glassware, metallic finishes, and cool colors look fresh, modern, and classy. Using the Hunger Games set as my inspiration, I tried Polyvore for the first time to create a dining room design that might be more livable. Panton chairs, pendant lighting, and a floral motif to soften all that glass and metal... What do you think?