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  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, night…

    Ali’s creative, talented and caring best friend/confidante Syd has been in love with her forever. The relationship takes a turn towards couplehood, with many scenes playing out in this incredible space!

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, day…

    The entire set is a build…

    Set Decorator Susan Eschelbach SDSA points out the unusual features PD Cat Smith has designed into the set: multiple rooflines and ceilings, skylight, corners and niches, the slatted steel grid loft walkway…

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, night…

    In spite of being part of a huge open space, the bedroom area feels intimate…

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, night…

    Speaking of intimacy, this sophisticated corner offers a private space, even though it’s across from the entry…

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, night…

    Smith’s use of salvage and Eschelbach’s décor make for an impressive entry…

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, night…

    Creative loft living can be cozy and yet still cool…
    Again, note both the design and decor…

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, day…

    By day, the space is open and fresh…

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, day…

    There’s even a workspace niche, complete with drafting table, unique chairs and filing cabinet, not to mention the art!

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, night…

    The same space becomes atmospheric at night…

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, night…

    Another masterful contemplative space…

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, night…

    View from the “library”…note the painted “rug” under the dining table and the au courante Smeg refrigerator…and the curated but realistic details!

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft, day…

    Myriad spaces for the characters to deepen their continuing search for self…

    Photo by Ken Haber. © 2016 All Rights Reserved.

  • Set Decorator
    Susan Eschelbach SDSA

    Production Designer
    Cat Smith


    Amazon


    Syd’s loft…

    Filming a key family scene…

    Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass, Judith Light, Richard Masur, Jeffrey Tambor. Photo courtesy © Amazon 2016.

TRANSPARENT Creator Jill Soloway offers...
“What we’re doing is attempting to find the truth in any one emotional moment…
We’re trying to create space for people to feel things and know how these feelings unfold over beats.”

 
Production Designer Cat Smith and Set Decorator Susan Eschelbach SDSA took that literally and created some amazing new spaces for the second season that offered numerous possibilities for the directors, actors and Cinematographer Jim Frohna to visually take us on the characters’ emotional journeys.
 
Check the gallery above to see the depth of one set, Syd’s Loft, that presents myriad moods and expressions before the actors even begin!
 











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CASTLE 2013-11-04
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SMASH 2013-06-19
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BEHIND THE CANDELABRA 2013-05-29
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