The Grand Budapest Hotel's Design Porn

2.26.2014

By Mike Berlin

Wes Anderson's latest film is full of beautiful visual details

Witnessing Tilda Swinton as a crusty old crone in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is reason alone to see it. But another big draw is its immaculate, obsessive set design. Take the dining room (left), where the movie’s story is narrated.

The giant painting? An original commission inspired by 19th-century Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich, who often depicted the Bohemian scenery around GoĢˆrlitz, the German town where the film was shot. The tacky orange-and-green carpet? “The idea is 1960s German sensibility,” says production designer Adam Stockhausen, who was in charge of sourcing every physical thing onscreen. “I’m not totally sure why people would choose those colors, but they’re available.”

Not quite as romantic, but grand nonetheless.

 

 

 

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