How Film Can Inspire Great Design
By Etaf Kawaldeh, Junior Digital Executive
“It looks, you might say, like something out of a Wes Anderson movie.”
A line favoured by many interior designers, and design appreciators alike. A director who is known for both his films and uniquely beautiful aesthetic style, buildings all over the world are photographed and admired for being able to capture the same vision as him in their designs, whether intentional or not.
As an Anderson film enthusiast, myself, I couldn’t help but notice similarities or influences in other works of interior design. When I joined Two, I was able to notice parallels between our projects and his film design, whether it was through the use of colouring, lighting, flow, or layout. This really helped me understand the creative, whimsical, and funky minds behind the designs we create at Two.
Scroll down to see some of our recent designs that are giving me Wes Anderson architectural aesthetic vibes!
Yellow is trendy right now, thanks to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, and because the design industry is moving away from its neutral grey-white phase.
Lighting should be used in layers to emphasise all of the room’s architectural and design aspects, from the ceiling to the floor. Layered lighting provides a warm, welcoming environment making the design elements come to life.
Red is a warm colour that works best in areas that are fast-paced and with a lot of movement. People in a room who are surrounded by red accent walls, ceilings, floors, and furnishings feel dynamic, passionate, and energetic.
The majority of our interiors are rectangular, with defined lines and boundaries. As a result, adding curves in the form of arches makes it more whimsical and pleasant. Pink is also known for its relaxing qualities and is used to soften strong edges and brutalist concrete shapes in interior design.
Wes Anderson’s distinct film style has had a significant impact on modern design, and it can be found almost everywhere; whether it’s in the colour scheme, lighting, flow, or the symmetry of a space. The next time you pass by a unique building or design, take a moment to see if you can find any resemblances in them. I bet you’ll be surprised by what you find.
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