In London an Exhibition about Stanley Kubrick

The London Design Museum presents “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition”, with set designs and costumes from the great director’s films

The Shining’s maze model. Ph: Ed Reeve

If you are in London for the Clerkenwell Design Week, there is an exhibition you should not miss. For the 20th anniversary of his death, the London Design Museum dedicates an exhibition to Stanley Kubrick, who directed many masterpieces in the history of cinema.

Jack’s typewriter from The Shining. Ph: Ed Reeve

Stanley Kubrick was a brilliant director who paid obsessive attention to detail. This exhibition offers the chance to get closer to the making of a film, from set design to costumes, to lights and anything that contributed to create the scene.

Set design of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Ph: Warner Bros

The film director was also an extraordinary visionary who envisaged objects that would become a reality such as tablets and video calls in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Also his historical reconstructions were carried out with extreme realism.

Costumes from Barry Lyndon. Ph: Ed Reeve

“Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition” showcases about 700 objects, films, interviews, storyboards, recreated scenes, costumes, Kubrick’s tools, to explore the obsessive attention with which the director used to build the universe of each film.

The Space Station of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Ph: Warner Bros

Stanley Kubrick and design

The Design Museum recreated also the lobby of the Hilton Hotel on Space Station 5 with the famous Djinn armchairs by Olivier Morgue for Airborne International, designed in 1965, but gone down in history for “2001: A Space Odyssey” (the red armchairs in the picture below).

The armchairs are available from Filmandfurniture.com

[Text Roberta Mutti]

Lobby of the Hilton Hotel on Space Station 5 in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Ph: Ed Reeve


“Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition”, London Design Museum, until September 15th, 2019.

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