Arnold’s Antique-Filled, Incredibly Quirky, Nautical-Themed NYC Apartment
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Name: Arnold Baumheiser
Location: New York City
Size: 1,328 square feet
Earlier this year we got to see an in-depth look at Dev Shah’s New York apartment — he’s the main character of Netflix’s hit show Master of None. What a unique, comfortable, accessible space the apartment’s set design portrays. It doesn’t really matter if the apartment is “real” or not; Dev’s home is filled with inspiration anyone could use. Well, in honor of Master of None’s Emmy wins last night, we thought we’d share another fabulous “home tour” of one of the show’s quirky characters.
As with Dev’s “apartment,” Amy Williams is the production designer of Arnold’s place. She goes into some of the details of the design below.
“We created Arnold’s apartment for season one in a storage area inside of our studio stage space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The idea was to give him a unique, hodgepodge type of space and this location was conducive to that narrative. However, for season two we were located in a different stage and no longer had access to that same room. (Our Netflix sister show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was using it as a prop storage space.) So we had to rebuild an exact replica at our new stage. We recreated everything but the bathroom, which was never captured on camera or in the show. We took some liberties with the bedroom to accommodate shooting episode 209 and also to accommodate Eric Wareheim’s height.”
Some of the elements that mix together to create such a fun hodgepodge of design are the strong nautical-themed decor throughout, inspired by Arnold’s and Dev’s tendency for calling each other “CAP.” A vintage Gremlins collection is sprinkled lovingly throughout the space. Artwork in the space is by artists with names like: City Kitty, and Plasma Slug. And Arnold has both an antique organ and an antique organ grinder in his bedroom.
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