Design on Film: Anna Wintour's Office

Design on Film: Anna Wintour's Office

Susie Nadler
Sep 14, 2009

We rushed right out to see The September Issue this weekend after it opened, and we were not disappointed. It's a fun and fascinating glimpse at the personalities responsible for Vogue, and design lovers will relish how it details the creative process. But most thrilling of all, perhaps, were the peeks at Anna Wintour's lovely workspace...

Unfortunately the screenshot above, which we found on ArtNet, doesn't show more than a tiny slice of the office, so you'll just have to go out and see the movie for more! We were most surprised by the fact the workspace decor seems warm and almost welcoming; not the feeling one would expect of the notoriously demanding editor's office. Here are a few highlights we enjoyed:

• The antique rug beneath Wintour's desk is just a stunner. You can only see a little glimpse of it here, but in the film it looks as if it eclipses the entire floor of her vast, sunlit office. The rug is a gorgeous dusty rose color that is a perfect contrast to the stark white walls, adding a warmth that belies Wintour's own cool, businesslike demeanor.

• Wintour's desk displays a small, lovely collection of Art Deco ceramics, which Artnet identifies as being the work of British ceramicist Clarice Cliff. Click over to Artnet for more about her work.

• The chairs in Wintour's office are French galvanized steel bistro chairs; read more about them here, on Mediabistro's design blog, Unbeige. You can get a better look at them by checking out the profile of Anna Wintour that ran on 60 Minutes back in May. And of course, DWR sells similar chairs for $250 apiece.

Did anyone else see the movie yet? What did you think?

(Images: Artnet; YouTube)

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