Our favourite furniture-in-film picks from furniture marketplace Pamono

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When sourcing one-of-a-kind furniture and vintage decor we find ourselves returning again and again to Pamono, the decor and furniture marketplace specializing in distinctive design objects and the stories behind them.

Driven by the belief that a life well lived means surrounding yourself with beauty and soul, Pamono sources vintage and contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories, and crafts from around the globe and seamlessly delivers them right to your door. Of course, we particularly like the fact that among their thousands of design offerings, we can always spot a selection of fabulous furniture design classics featured in some of our favourite movies. To that end, we recently perused the site and came up with a bunch of fun examples…

Here’s our top selection of pieces available from Pamono which have been featured in films:

The G-Plan 6250 in You Only Live Twice and The Beatles Help!

Possibly one of the most famous chairs ever to be captured on celluloid, supervillain Blofeld’s chair in the Bond movie You Only Live Twice (1967) is the 6250 chair, launched by the very British company G Plan in 1962.

G Plan borrowed the swivel idea from the very best offices in the 60’s, adding the hypnotic appeal of rocking and the sheer convenience of gliding. The black vinyl version of the G Plan 6250 became an iconic chair of the 60’s and it appeared in the 1967 Bond movie You Only Live Twice where Blofeld, played by Donald Pleasance sat on it with his white cat (more in our feature >).

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Donald Pleasance as Blofeld in his famous black chair in You Only Live Twice

The original chair from the Bond film set was sold in auction for $16,000 in 2014 but we have some good news for you if you’re looking to re-enact the scene in your very own Blofeld chair in your home or office: Pamono are currently selling this Black Leather 6250 Chair from G-plan (white cat not included) on behalf of The Furniture Rooms.

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Mid-Century Black Leather 6250 Chair from G-plan. £1,360. Available from The Furniture Rooms via Pamono. Photo: The Furniture Rooms.

Mid-Century Black Leather 6250 Chair from G-plan
£1,360
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The G-Plan 6250 chair also appeared in The Beatles Help! With such big screen connections, this is the perfect chair to incite conversation in your own front room.

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John Lennon in a G-Plan chair in Help!

The Jacobsen Egg Chair and Arco lamp in Help!

Talking of Help!, this lovable Beatles movie (which is essentially a masterclass in 60s furniture) also featured a Jacobsen Egg Chair. Pamono currently has this original vintage beauty for sale:

Fabric Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1970s

Fabric Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1970s. £4235. Available from Pamono.

Fabric Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1970s
£4235
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Paul McCartney’s home zone in Help! features a huge, white, glowing organ, white carpet and the Daddy of all free standing lights – the Arco lamp.

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Paul McCartney’s ‘zone’ in The Beatles Help! with an Arco lamp sitting loud and proud.

Pamono currenly have this marble Arco Floor Lamp by the Castiglioni Brothers for sale:

Arco floor lamp. £????, available from Pamono furniture marketplace

Arco floor lamp. £1,412, available from Pamono

Mid-Century Steel and Marble Arco Floor Lamp by the Castiglioni Brothers.
£1,412.
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Bertoia chairs in Broken Embraces, The Devil Wears Prada et al

Sculptural Bertoia chairs make an appearance in Almodovar’s Broken Embraces (2009), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Perfect Match (2016) and The Lake House (2006) – more in our our feature >. Pamono have several Bertoia chairs for sale, including these shown below:

 

 

 

Black Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1950s. Available from Pamono

Black Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, 1950s. £767. Available from Pamono

Italian Bird Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International, 1950s

Italian Bird Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International, 1950s. £2259. Available from Pamono.

Italian Bird Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll International, 1950s.
£2259.
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Carlo Bugatti chair in Alien: Covenant

One of the stars of Alien: Convenant is in our option, a noteable chair: The film opens with Weyland Corp’s synthetic David who we met in Prometheus sitting in a distinctive Carlo Bugatti Throne chair next to an Eileen Gray E1027 Side Table (more in our feature >).

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The Carlo Bugatti Throne chair and Eileen Gray side table in Alien Covenant

So incredibly rare, it’s very fortunate that a Carlo Bugatti chair is currently available from Pamono in their “Exceptional” category. This side chair made from walnut with embossed copper and pewter inlay, vellum seat, and back painted with stylized flora with original silk tassels is dated circa 1900.

Walnut & Copper Side Chair by Carlo Bugatti, 1900s. £18,750. Available from Pamono furniture marketplace

Walnut & Copper Side Chair by Carlo Bugatti, 1900s. £18,750. Available from Pamono.

Walnut & Copper Side Chair by Carlo Bugatti, 1900s.
£18,750.
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eileen gray side tables

A matching pair of vintage French adjustable chrome and glass side tables in the manner of Eileen grey’s iconic E1027. Circular top on a ratchet mechanism, above a circular base. They are adjustable from 60 to 90 cm in height. £1,083. Available from Pamono.

A matching pair of vintage French adjustable chrome and glass side tables in the manner of Eileen grey’s iconic E1027.
£1,083.
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Platner chairs in Luke Cage

In Netflix Marvel’s Luke Cage, Cottonmouth’s well-styled office in his Harlem Paradise club sports two black and silver Warren Platner Knoll chairs. In 1966, the Platner Collection captured the “decorative, gentle, graceful” shapes that were beginning to infiltrate the modern vocabulary. The Arm Chair, which can be used as a dining chair or guest chair, is created by welding curved steel rods to circular and semi-circular frames, simultaneously serving as structure and ornament.

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Knoll Platner chair seen in Marvel Netflix Luke Cage

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Pamono are currently selling this very handsome set of 3 vintage 1725A armchairs by Warren Platner for Knoll.

Vintage 1725A Armchairs by Warren Platner for Knoll International, Set of 3

Vintage 1725A Armchairs by Warren Platner for Knoll International, Set of 3. £6210. Available from Pamono.

Vintage 1725A Armchairs by Warren Platner for Knoll International, Set of 3.
£6210.
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Cherner chair in Toy Story 2

Last but not least, is the Cherner chair seen in Toy Story 2. This Pixar favourite may be an animation but their attention to detail with furniture is spot on.

Cherner Chair in Toy Story 2. Image c/o http://chaircards.com

Cherner Chair in Toy Story 2. Image c/o http://chaircards.com

Vintage Walnut Chair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft

Vintage Walnut Chair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft. £2,212. Available from Pamono

Vintage Walnut Chair by Norman Cherner for Plycraft
£2,212.
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Take a browse around Pamono‘s website and marvel at their collections. Their search facility is one of the best we’ve found on a furniture website.

 

 

 

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Paula Benson

Film and Furniture founder / Co-Creative Director at Form. Passionate about interiors, design, art, film, music and mind over matter.

Posted in: Feature on August 25, 2017
Film Title: You Only Live Twice Help! Alien Covenant Luke Cage Toy Story 2
Object Type: chair table lamp light floor light
Object Sub-type: G-Plan 6250 Jacobsen Egg Chair Arco lamp Bertoia chair Carlo Bugatti chair Eileen Gray side table Platner chair Cherner chair
Object Designer: Castiglioni Brothers Jacobsen Bertoia Carlo Bugatti Eileen Gray Platner Norman Cherner
Object Shop: Pamono
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3 Comments

  1. Bobbi

    I just wanted to say that I love your website! What a great idea to source furniture from popular films. And, I love Pamono!

  2. Tabitha

    Great post! If only they made an oversized Toy Story chair for fan enjoyment! Still a lovely piece!

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