Belle Mundi

Award-Winning Design for Film, TV and Theatre

FILM: PROPS/SET DRESSING

Production designer: Arthur Max; Set Decorator: Sonja Klaus    

 

Work that I did on the film includes:

  • the design and make of two different styles of ceremonial bags for ashes, one leather and one linen, two copies of each;

  • covering a wooden trunk with leather, doing the stud work and attaching the handles, lining it inside, and ageing the whole thing (this trunk was later used on GAME OF THRONES as a hero prop);

  • ageing the scroll bag (long thin leather bags) lightly, and then with a 25-year-ageing effect (darker, rotting, more broken down);

  • working on props, ageing and breaking down leather bags, leather work and metal studs on the tents, army equipment, pottery, horse tack and drapes; and

  • dressing the pigeon coup with feathers, straw and paint guano and dressing some of the huts clustered around the bridge of the Tower of London set at Shepperton Studios.

ROBIN HOOD (RIDLEY SCOTT)