FURNITURE IN FILM QUIZ

An interactive quiz on the theme of furniture and product design in film. This event is co-curated with design and furniture historians from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Furniture in Film Quiz

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Question 1: In the final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the crew of the Enterprise are often seen playing cards, while sitting on chairs designed by Josef Hoffmann. Hoffmann designed many pieces of furniture for the manufacturers Thonet and J&J Kohn. What woodworking techniques were these manufacturers known for?

 

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Question 2: In Beyoncé’s recent music video, she is seen spinning round in the Hoop Chair, designed by Lee Broom. Can you name the song for which the video was produced?

 

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Question 3: In Friday, Craig Jones (played by Ice Cube) and Smokey (played Chris Tucker) spend a lot of time sitting on the porch. What name is given to the type of chair Craig (right) is sitting on?

 

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Question 4: This prominent cabinet-maker furnished the Adam interiors of Harewood House, Yorkshire in the 1770s, and gave his name to a style of chair. These stills are from an educational biopic of his life made in 1925. Who was he?

 

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Question 5: What was the title, and who was the director of this 1971 comedy centred on the hunt for a set of twelve 18th century chairs (and a counterfeit set) in one of which heirloom jewels have been hidden?

 

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Question 6: Which major film director made a short film in 1958, which starts with a large wardrobe being carried out of the sea, and ends with it being carried back in?  And what was the title of the film?

 

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Question 7: In The King’s Speech, Lionel Loague (played by Geoffrey Rush) is admonished for sitting on this big chair. Why is this chair forbidden from being sat on?

 

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Question 8: In Satyajit Ray's 1955 film Pather Panchali set in rural Bengal Harihar Roy (Kanu Banerjee) and his son Apu (Subir Banerjee) are sometimes seen working on low tables. What are such tables called?

 

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Question 9: This film still of Space Station Five features a number of Djinn Chairs designed by Olivier Mourgue in 1965 and produced by Airborne International. From which 1968 sci-fi film is this still taken?

 

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Question 10: The Long Gallery at Hatfield House used in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite features a lacquered chinoiserie cabinet on stand lining the wall. The stand has curved legs, which are often seen on eighteenth century furniture. What is this leg shape called?

 

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