10 Pieces of Iconic Furniture from TV & the Movies
Set design is vitally important to the success of a TV show or blockbuster movie. The furniture seen on screen can often be taken for granted, but some pieces have become as famous as the actors who sit on them.
Here is the top 10 list of pieces of furniture that have taken on an iconic status with fans of both the big & small screen.
Sheldon's Spot – The Big Bang Theory
Since the show began in 2007, the quirky scientist Sheldon Cooper has slowly made his way into fan's hearts. While Sheldon is known for his quirkiness & general strange behaviour, there is one thing that really defines him – his spot on the sofa.
The sofa is not the most stylish but Sheldon seems happy with it. “This seat is ideallylocated, both in terms of the heat source in the winter and the cross-breeze in the summer. Italso faces the television at a direct angle, allowing me to immerse myself in entertainment orgameplay without being subjected to conversation. As a result, I've placed it in a state ofeternal dibs.”
The Family Couch – The Simpsons
The Simpsons is one of the most popular and loved TV shows of all time. Fans are treated to a brand new couch funny before every episode – there have been well over 300 so far!
Despite the show running for so long, fans never get tired of seeing the family of five racingto reach the comfy-looking sofa, avoiding calamities, before squeezing on together.
The Egg Chairs – Men in Black
There is just something special about egg chairs. The chairs from Men in Black gave everyone a glimpse into the future of furniture and we all got a little excited.
There isn't anything to dislike about them. They look super cool, they appeal to retro fans,they're really comfortable & provide some privacy.
The Armchair – The Matrix
Everyone remembers this scene as Morpheus looks relaxed in his leather armchair, before asking Neo THE question – the red pill or the blue pill?
Many fans believe the ruby colour of the luxurious chair, was the subconscious reason Neochose the red pill!
The Lips Sofa – Austin Powers
The famous lips sofa really did define what Austin Powers is all about. The sensual sofa was the perfect match to Mr Powers personality.
If you want a statement piece in your room, then you can't make more of a statement, thanwith this sofa. The lips are without doubt the loudest piece of designer furniture ever seen –release your inner Austin Powers.
The Wardrobe – The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
This possibilities this iconic piece of furniture brings, will live with us all forever. We've all dreamed about the one day opening our wardrobe & being transported to the wonderful and beautiful world of Narnia.
This beautiful piece of solid wood furniture was left hidden away, until a curious little girl opens the door and explores the link between the two words of Earth and Narnia.
The Iron Throne – Game of Thrones
The Iron Throne may well be the most sought after throne ever. The throne was forged from over a thousand swords that were melted down by a dragon's fiery breath – giving it that truly imposing, yet impressive effect.
Many powerful families have battled, murdered, back stabbed & conspired all with one goal – to one day earn Kingship and sit upon the Iron Throne!
The Central Perk Couch – Friends
Everyone who owns a TV will have seen the orange couch from Friends – it's almost as famous as the cast! The couch remained in the coffee shop for the entire TV show and provided some wonderful moments of friendship and enjoyment.
The couch from Central Perk will always be held with great fondness with so many fans, asmany people themselves have a piece of furniture that holds great memories.
The Diary Room Chair – Big Brother
Housemates from every series of Big Brother have sought solace & comfort in the diary room chair at some point. Some have poured their hearts out, some have confessed shocking secrets and some have had what appears to be a mental breakdown.
Each year brings a new series and subsequently a new piece of bespoke furniture, that has alavishly unsubtle design for the diary room chair – which will get a lot of air time!
The Drunken Clam Booth – Family Guy
All fans of Family Guy will be familiar with the Drunken Clam, particularly the booth used by Peter, Joe & Quagmire. Most of the gangs weird, daft, hilarious & outrageous ideas have been thought up while drinking in the red booth.
Other characters have tried to make the booth their own, but Peter and the boys have always put their foot down and re-claimed the booth as theirs for ever.