Modsy reimagines Oscar-winning film sets with a "modern twist"
Oscars Best Picture winners renderings by Modsy
The art deco-inspired render for The Shape of Water features a dark and moody colour palette

Modsy reimagines Oscar-winning film sets with a "modern twist"

Interior design studio Modsy has created renders of rooms based on the production design of five Best Picture Oscar-winning movies.

The San Francisco-based studio reimagined room sets from award-winning films Titanic, Casablanca, The Sound of Music, Shakespeare in Love and The Shape of Water.

Modsy wanted to recreate the films' sets as interior spaces put together using furniture items currently on the market. The studio describes them as having a "modern twist".

Oscars Best Picture winners renderings by Modsy
The film Titanic's rendering is based on the smoking room on-board the ship

"We designed the renders by incorporating key elements of each movie's theme and thinking about how those design styles would be translated to the modern day," said Modsy.

"A big goal for these projects is creating a space that can actually be brought to life. We think about the core design elements, styles and colours and then source products that you can buy today from favourites such as CB2 and West Elm to design the re-imagined rooms," explained the brand.

Oscars Best Picture winners renderings by Modsy
The Casablanca-inspired render draws on Rick's Café Américain in the film

The first render is a nod to 1944 Best Picture winner Casablanca, in particular Rick's Café Américain, an upscale nightclub and gambling den in the film.

It features wicker furniture and geometric stone tables with a carpet of Moroccan rugs.

"Boho eclectic meets Moroccan charm, we've restyled Rick's café and turned it into a Moroccan oasis that serves as a perfect place for cosy and intimate gatherings," said Modsy.

"However, we've brought in a bit more of a bohemian feel to modernise the space a bit from its original 1940s style," explained the studio.

Oscars Best Picture winners renderings by Modsy
The Sound of Music render reimagines Captain Georg von Trapp's living room

Another render depicts the living room of retired naval officer Captain Georg von Trapp in 1966 winner The Sound of Music. The room has a cream colour-scheme with patterned curtains and a chandelier.

"We wanted to create a more traditional interior that is aligned with the period of the film, as well as the more serious and austere side of the family's values for balance, precision and order," said the studio.

"We were inspired by the living room where the family gathers to hear their father sing the classic song, Edelweiss," continued Modsy.

Oscars Best Picture winners renderings by Modsy
Inspired by Elizabethan design, the Shakespeare in Love render features a writing desk and layered curtains

For Titanic, which won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1998, Modsy reimagines the Titanic's smoking room to include an ornate chandelier, green velvet furniture and a red Persian rug.

Another render is inspired by 1999 winner Shakespeare in Love and is complete with a writing desk, layered curtains and a red patterned rug.

"Where modernised Elizabethan meets theatrical flair, this space is perfectly dark and moody, just like a Shakespearean tale with elements of dramatic whimsy woven throughout," said the brand.

"We took inspiration from the Elizabethan-era style of combining textiles and pattern, as well as the use of dark, rich and bold colours."

The final render is a reinterpretation of last year's winner The Shape of Water, particularly protagonist Elisa Esposito's 1960s living room, which has a moody, dark colour palette with art deco and industrial-inspired decor.

"It represents a life of isolation and her unique bond with a mysterious, scaled creature," said the studio.

The Oscars took place on 24 February 2019. We rounded up five of our favourite set designs from this year's nominees.