The movie making industry is a truly global giant, making films to wow audiences with amazing special effects and out-of-this-world sets. These sets often include some pretty awesome furniture and custom-made chairs, for example to provide exactly the right setting and to capture the spirit of a scene perfectly. Here are just a few iconic cinema chairs:
The throne of Xerxes – 300
The Xerxes Throne is a stunning gold giant of a throne, fit for a man who was the Emperor of Persia, the Levant, Asia Minor and Greece, and also the Pharaoh of Egypt. As if to emphasise the importance of this historical figure, the film makers of 300 made the throne with epic proportions and the God-King Xerxes is carried upon it by a troop of slaves.
The Djinn Chairs – 2001 A Space Odyssey
These chairs in the movie were at once functional, futuristic and fun. They are seen in the lobby of Space Station Five in the 1968 movie. Such is their enduring appeal that replicas of the original chairs are incredibly collectible, rare and command a high price tag.
The Barcelona Chair – Casino Royale
In this remake of the classic Casino Royale film, Daniel Craig is seen resting for a brief second between missions on none other than an iconic Barcelona chair. The retro-looking set required vintage pieces and the Barcelona chair’s style fitted in perfectly with the retro 007 vibe. This chair has truly spanned the decades, looking as suave as Bond himself and creating a surge of fresh interest in owning a Barcelona Chair Replica. For your own Barcelona Chair Replica, visit Pash Classics today.
The throne of Odin – Thor
Elaborately carved and featuring huge sweeping lines, it is only fitting that a God’s throne is impressive as this. The throne is a majestic seat for the King of Asgard and father to Thor, who together with a formidable army, defeat the giants and gain The Casket of Ancient Winters.
Chesterfield – The Matrix
A beaten-up old armchair might not seem very glamourous, but this Chesterfield was an essential prop for the filming of The Matrix in 1999. This dystopian movie featured the character Morpheus, acted by Laurence Fishburn, who speaks great wisdom from the comfort of an old red leather Chesterfield wingback armchair.
The Command Chair – Star Trek
This is the chair where all the big, vital decisions are made for the future and safety of the galaxy! Captain Kirk has long used this seat for drawing up battle lines and giving his feet a rest. It’s a fantastically futuristic vision with immediate fingertip access to all the ship’s controls and has become an iconic symbol of the show.
The Floating Chair – XMen: Days of Future Past
Whilst not much to look at, it’s what this chair does that would make it so highly sought after for living rooms everywhere. It can levitate and move around – imagine that! We’d never need to get up out of our chairs ever again!