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Mad About … James Bond

25th October 2012

So, Mr Bond, we’ve been expecting you . . . for quite a long time it seems. Finally Skyfall has fallen into our cinemas.

Daniel Craig brings a new toughness to the role of Bond

It doesn’t matter who your Bond is (and it’s largely age-related – for me it will always be Pierce Brosnan) there’s no disputing the style of the man. The exhibition focuses mainly on the cars, gadgets and clothes but here at Mad About The House, we are not interested in all those fripperies. No Sir (or should that be M) we’re all about wanting to know where he got the cushions which Pussy Galore is lying on. And is that a Flos lamp in the background?

So here, we give you a little bit of James Bond style for you to recreate within your own four walls. So pour yourself a drink  . . . yes, yes shaken not stirred and off we go . . .

Sean Connery was never shaken or stirred

MARTINI GLASSES WITH HOOK FOR THE OLIVE

€62

www.greeceisforlovers.com

The Hookers Delight Martini Glass is perfect for Bond

You’ll be needing one of these too:

COCKTAIL SHAKER

£70

www.alessi.com

No ice bucket no deal

 

So, Mr Bond, I’ve been expecting you. Do you like my chair?

Was Blofeld the best villain?

ELYSEE 1 CHAIR

£4,352

www.christopherguy.com

The cat costs extra

 

Not quite the Man with the Golden Gun, but you have have this cast aluminium one from Philip Watts Design for £648. It’s a door handle by the way.

Scaramanga was the man with the golden gun

Cast aluminium door handle

Welcome to my secret underground bunker lair den place thingy.

Elrod House featured in Diamonds Are Forever

POLTRONA FRAU KENNEDEE CURVED SOFA

£11,505

www.nest.co.uk

Perfect for a villain

Watch out for that waiter

Back then a glass table was pretty futuristic

MILES WHITE DINING TABLE

by Tonelli Design

£2,360

www.gomodern.co.uk 

glass tables are quite the norm these days

Bond has never had any trouble getting the girls to lie on his shag pile carpet:

from Goldfinger:

James Bond: Who are you?

Pussy Galore: My name is Pussy Galore.

James Bond: I must be dreaming

A black and white fur rug has taken the place of the shag pile carpet

COW FAUX FUR THROW

£79

www.homefurnishingdirect.co.uk

There was probably nothing faux about Bond’s shag pile rug

There are no shortage of Design Classics  in James Bond films: Casino Royale features two Barcelona Chairs  in M’s apartment, as well as a Herman Miller Aeron desk chair.

from jamesbondlifestyle.com

BARCELONA CHAIR

£4,120

www.conranshop.co.uk

No chance of relaxing on this while M’s on the warpath

And finally we couldn’t leave you without the fabulous volcanic lair from You Only Live Twice:

The villains barely get to live once when they come face to face with Bond

But hey look at this. Made from an old reservoir, the vendor only managed his first viewing by abseiling down on a rope. This is on the market for £1,500,000 with Winkworth 01392 422320

Not quite a volcanic lair but a former reservoir

 

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  • Lizzie Owen (@mim_tweeta) 25th October 2012 at 8:04 pm

    LOVE the door handles…

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