Finding Tim Burton-Inspired Furniture


Right now one of the hottest tickets in L.A. is the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA. Featuring 700 drawings, paintings, photographs, puppets, concept artworks, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, the show seems to be a blockbuster despite lukewarm reviews. While Burton’s signature mix of Edward Gorey meets Dr. Seuss is one of the most distinctive committed to film, it made us wonder if his influence can be found in home furnishings. 

On the left: Poster for “Sleepy Hollow.” On the right:’r.n.i.’ tables by chul an kwak

It turns out it’s not that hard to find Burton-esque touches throughout the design world, with designers in Korea, Japan, France and, yes, the good ‘ole US of A finding inspiration in his creepily gothic vision.

On the left: still from “Alice in Wonderland.” On the right: Mushroom Stool by Keijiro Nakai.

On the left: “Beetlejuice.” On the right: “House Beautiful” entryway

On the left: “Nightmare Before Christmas.” On the right: Pierre Lescop’s Baroque Coffee Table.

On the left: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” On the right: Spaghetti Bench from Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

And for now, we’re just going to pretend that “Planet of the Apes” never happened.

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