The OA

  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s penthouse...

    Set Decorator Bryan John Venegas SDSA International generously shares details about the carefully curated sets for this unique series...

    Here, a fabulous penthouse in San Francisco.
    See article below for background and specifics...

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s penthouse, foyer...

    “With the lovely Brit Marling as our muse, we felt the space should feel slightly esoteric, light in its essence, but with a dark side...’a strange beauty’ being my constant mantra...”

    ...For more, see article below!

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s penthouse, elevator vestibule...

    “Our amazing Director/Creator Zal Batmanglij had a very clear vision for the series...a definite nod to the Kubrickian aesthetic being one of the many. Thus, the simplicity of the white settee against the crisp white French details. The light fixture is a standout in contrasts, striking and straightforward.
    As OA opens the door for the first time into her new life as Nina, it needed to be impactful.”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s penthouse, elevator vestibule, detail...

    “This stunning sconce from Arteriors Home was the perfect choice. It has an alien quality about it, a supernatural element to its design, with first signs of the circular motif that runs throughout the series. The kind of light you might find in an alternate dimension. I love the contrast of this shape to the classic setting it inhabits.”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s penthouse, dining room...

    “My amazing buyer Katie Childs found this beautiful Vetrai 10-light chandelier from Cyan Design and the definitive rug from Ob-jects. Two Taccia lamps from Modern Props sit atop a stunning Milo Baughman granite console from Modernica Props. Prouvé standard chairs from FormDecor, with two white Gustavian armchairs from Ob-jects....”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s master bedroom...

    “Brit Marling and the incredible photographer Gregory Crewdson connected during Season One, and he was kind enough to lend us one of his images, facilitated by The Gagosian Gallery in New York. The piece, ‘Woman at Sink’ (2014), resembles a shot from Season One of the mother in her home, something we referred to as a memory pop during production.”

    Ivory lacquered dresser from Modernica Props, 19th Century gold armchair from Ob-jects, John Dickinson-style Hoof side table, carved-wood dove from HD Buttercup...
    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s master bedroom...

    “I wanted this room to feel like a dream, light & airy, cloudlike and heavenly. I found this Gorgeous Louis XVI-style bed with a cane headboard, which allowed light to filter into and through the room. I also finally got to use one of my favorite framed Asian embroideries in Los Angeles, ‘Fighting Roosters’ from Ob-jects.”

    Goatskin bench, table tray and gold fleur-de-lis rug: Ob-jects. Custom-dyed linens by Matteo, L.A.
    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s master bedroom...

    “I wanted to create little vignettes throughout...somewhere Nina might have read a book while drinking her morning coffee or evening Cabernet. I found this rare Carl Wood organic design chair at Modernica Props, which set the tone for this whole room, its sexy corset back, very Nina Azarova. I love using outdoor plants indoors, this “Hercules” Aloe tree from Dream Garden was the perfect fit...”

    Biedermeier Tulip side table & pillows: Ob-jects; Antique daybed: Warner Bros.
    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s closet...

    “Our amazing Costume Designer Meghan Kasperlik and Brit’s personal Stylist Megan Gray were a Set Decoration department’s dream team! We worked very closely together to ensure the sets and clothes complimented each other, creating stylistic cohesion. The fabric for the built-in upholstered bench paid homage to the beautiful Gucci dress worn by OA through most of the second half of the series. Pillows custom-made by Omega|Cinema Props. The heirloom Karabagh Rug ties the whole room together and connects to Nina’s Russian roots...”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s master bath...

    “The Bathroom played prominently in some crucial scenes, so we had to make a statement, with it overlooking the city as OA transforms into Nina Azarova, and during an important memory pop.

    We worked with the best to create this fantasy bathroom. Bath fixtures and hardware supplied by Kohler Co., ‘Calais’ chandelier from Circa Lighting, Roman Emperor plaques from Omega Cinema Props, brass bar cart, lamp, rug & smalls from Ob-jects...”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s master bath, detail...

    “In one scene, OA looks directly up at the ceiling as she is fully submerged into the water, so the chandelier had to be spectacular. I found this magnificent ‘Calais’ chandelier from Circa Lighting. It makes such a huge statement and reminded me of an underwater sea creature...
    See Season 1 to understand that reference!”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s master bath, sources...

    “All bath and sink fixtures, including hardware, supplied by Kohler; Black Swallowtail chair by artist Brian Fireman, available at Siglo Moderno; 19th Century Rococo Revival Giltwood mirrors found on 1st Dibs; Murano sconces from The Pasadena Antique Center, MJH Design Arts; Artwork by Artist William Logan, who also did a lot of the hand drawings of BBA and the boys from Season 1.
    All custom framing by U-Frame-It Gallery...”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nina’s penthouse, living room corner...

    “We were lucky enough to find so many great things from SDSA International affiliated members for our sets, like these Black Marble Table Lamps from Modern Props and this landscape photograph by artist Francois Moret titled ‘Arizona Road’ sourced at MidCenturyLA...”

    ...For more, see article below!

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Ferry, San Francisco...

    “This is just prior to the scene where OA jumps into the life of Nina Azarova…herself in an alternate dimension, in the penthouse we’ve been visiting.

    Getting to work with this talented multi-dimensional actress was a dream. Brit Marling is a tour de force. A radiant person, a brilliant mind, she along with Zal Batmanglij, created and wrote this fantastical series...”

    Photo by Nicola Goode ©Netflix 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Karim’s houseboat, Barnhill Marina, San Francisco...

    Mrs. Vu, played by the incomparable Hélène Patarot, searching for her missing daughter...”

    Photo by Nicola Goode ©Netflix 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Huoang apartment...

    “This is the apartment in Little Saigon, SF where our missing character Michelle Vu was staying before she vanished. Many, if not all, items sourced from SDSA affiliated members: sofa from St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store, artwork from Hollywood Cinema Arts, furniture and smalls from Universal Studios Property, Prop Services West and Warner Bros. Studios Property...”

    ...For more, see article below!

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Hyde Street, San Francisco...

    Donald leads Karim through a homeless encampment in search of Michelle Vu, also known as Buck Vu from Season One/Dimension One...”

    Van Brunelle, Kingsley Ben-Adir.
    Photo by Nicola Goode ©Netflix 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nob Hill mansion, San Francisco...

    “Production Designer, John P. Goldsmith, built this set on two stages in downtown Los Angeles. The mansion is much more than it appears to be. It is a living, breathing, character in this season’s story. It needed to be inviting enough to compel the characters forward, so that with every detail comes a new question.

    John masterfully created a map of the afterlife, a twisting, limitless mystery that leaves the audience wondering at every turn.”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nob Hill mansion...

    “Without giving away too much, the floor becomes a piece to an ever-growing puzzle...the walls proof of continuity, hinting to the past...the mirrored room, a look into the abyss...the never-ending hallways and staircases, an adventure into the unknown...the players of this game turning over every clue to reveal its secrets or deception. As every shift here becomes a new development, the layers slowly reveal the dark truth of this place and the people who came before...”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nob Hill mansion...

    “A corridor to the past...”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nob Hill mansion...

    “The grand foyer to the mansion built on stage.
    The remains of a crew who dropped everything and abandoned their work, leaving the audience to wonder...
    PD John P. Goldsmith’s attention to detail is beyond compare. His use of pattern throughout the set was stunning...”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nob Hill mansion, detail...

    “Antique Russian crystal globe chandelier from Warner Bros. Studios Property...”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nob Hill mansion...

    Portrait of the Medium, entwined with the history of the house, which is imbued with properties that...well we can’t say...

    Photo ©Netflix 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nob Hill mansion...

    “Corresponding portrait of the Engineer, husband to the Medium, the original owners of the house...

    PD John P. Goldsmith created a puzzle floor, in turn creating an image of annual growth rings of a tree. The floor plays a key role in solving the puzzle that is Nob Hill...”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Nob Hill mansion...

    “The OA [Brit Marling] and Karim [Kingsley Ben-Adir] explore...
    Notice the floor, a scrambled mess, before the two discover its importance.”

    Photo by Nicola Goode ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    ZYZYGY...

    Strapped to a chair, without a clue as to what will happen next.
    This is where The OA [Brit Marling] performs telepathically through The Old Night Octopus...”

    Don’t ask, just watch!

    Image capture ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    ZYZYGY...

    “A hidden nightclub, its only access through a secret passage in a tailor shop...
    Part performance space, part Russian Avant Garde cabaret. A hidden door reveals its connection to the Nob Hill mansion.”

    Omega|Cinema Props, FormDecor, Lennie Marvin’s PropHeaven, Modern Props, Town & Country Event Rentals.
    Photo ©Netflix 2019




  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Curi lab...

    “This is where Pierre Ruskin [Vincent Kartheiser], watches over the sleep study.
    A high tech system that finds patterns in the sleepers dreams.

    Monitors supplied by Davie Brown Entertainment/The Marketing Arm.”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Curi lab...

    “The sleep study...”

    Photo by Nicola Goode ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Interior, Hap’s Outer Lab...

    “The Outer Lab run by Dr. Percy/Hap from Season One. This lab links to Hap’s Inner Lab where he is secretly working on his captives...”

    Alpha Companies Motion Picture Rentals, A-1 Medical, Advanced Liquidators
    Photo ©Netflix 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Clinic, Treasure Island...

    “Although the clinic on Treasure Island was an institution for some, it was a prison for our main characters. We wanted the clinic to feel stark and cold, solitary and void of comfort. We controlled the palette, opting for black, white and browns. We used light through the large windows to create shadows, silhouette, structure, and architecture where there was none.
    One large fishbowl looking out…keeping the world outside at bay...”

    Photo by Nicola Goode ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Hap’s office...

    “The room was chosen for its 360-degree views of San Francisco We used a mix of mid-century furniture and historic artifacts to convey the parallels Hap has in this world, and the one foot still firmly planted in the other. This character, more than any, was the narrative connection between universes, and you can see that most clearly in his office. Private and isolated but searching for the answers to an alternate existence...”

    Furnishings: Warner Bros. Property, Universal Studios Property, Faux Library, Ob-jects, Omega|Cinema Props, Modernica Props, plus items sourced in San Francisco
    Photo ©Netflix 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Hap’s office...

    “Because the room was used as an airport control tower in the mid-1930s, the only way in through the building was a spiral staircase large enough for just two people. All the furnishings had to be hoisted to the roof on a crane and small enough to fit in a narrow doorway.

    The space was loosely based on the office of Sigmund Freud, connecting the founder of psychoanalysis to our protagonist Hap. The corkboard and art hide unsightly construction equipment, as well as define the character...”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Dr. Percy’s bedroom...

    “We chose this room for it’s round shape, the circle being a recurring theme in our story. In the center of this room, Hap discovers a new way to travel...”

    Warner Bros. Property, Faux Library, ZG04 Décor, Ob-jects, Practical Props
    Photo ©Netflix 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Dr. Rhodes’s cottage...

    “This stunning cottage was the setting for our meeting with Dr. Marlow Rhodes, played by the brilliant Liz Carr.
    In order for Karim to find Michelle, he needed to track down the elusive woman behind the dream study who has recently quit Curi and disappeared.
    We shot multiple scenes on this property, including the dream sequence with the floating glass coffin...”

    Photo by Nicola Goode ©Netflix 2019



  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Dr. Rhodes’s cottage, living room...

    “If you thought the towering redwoods surrounding the cabin were impressive...
    Don't blink, or you'll miss it as Karim walks briskly through the cabin to find Marlow Rhodes sitting on the back deck by the pond.

    This 19th century cabin is part of an estate belonging to an early California oil & electric family. Lucky for us, many of the early American antiques pictured are part of an extensive collection they own. We had to bring very little onto the property as the many structures on the 564 acres were filled with priceless heritage furnishings, enough to fill a small prop house...”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Dr. Rhodes’s cottage, dining room...

    “The amazing collection of hats belonging to the family, collected over decades. The antique dining table was made from a tree from the property. This cabin has been in the family for generations and it shows in the care they have taken to preserve its legacy over the last 100 years. The floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace was a standout!”

    Photo ©Netflix 2019


  • Set Decorator
    Bryan John Venegas SDSA International
    Production Designer
    John P. Goldsmith
    Netflix


    Clinic elevator, Treasure Island...

    “John built this elevator in the lobby of the Clinic on stage in L.A. and in San Francisco at the Terminal Building.

    This is the climactic scene where Homer finally regains his memory, as OA confronts Dr. Percy high above the clinic in his office masking as Nina Azarova...”

    Photo by Nicola Goode ©Netflix 2019


Spanning alternate dimensions, THE OA jumps into alternate realities, as the main character OA/Prairie/Nina [Brit Marling] manifests different lives within one, navigating separate but somehow interlaced psychic, yet physical, plains. 
The second season, which has come three years after the first, takes us on further unexpected multi-dimensional journeys.
A completely unique story, with fittingly unique sets giving visual context to the mind-bending leaps...
 
Set Decorator Bryan John Venegas SDSA International talks about the powerful and special collaboration with creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmangli, Production Designer John P. Goldsmith and their multi-talented visionary teams...  
 
“Brit Marling is a tour de force! Getting to work with this talented multi-dimensional actress was a dream. Not only a radiant person, she has a kind and brilliant mind...and, along with Zal Batmanglij, created and wrote this fantastical series. Rarely do I get to work on a project where the team is so deeply, and wholeheartedly invested in the final product. It was a profound adventure and I am beyond grateful for the experience.”
 
“No story can be told without words on a page that seduce its audience into wanting more. For me the script dictates everything. It allows me to create and dream the sets into existence. Because the show was being shot like a noir film, I needed to interpret the idea and make it relevant, almost editorial in nature and spirit.”
 
Nina’s Penthouse, San Francisco...
“For me, it’s where Black and White meet that conveys harmony, so I needed to make sure the light supported such a distinct contrast, leaving little room for the grey. The colors were concentrated and muted allowing warmth through certain Golds & Reds (closer to the hue of dry clay or brick), and life through various shades of Green. I used contrasting textures throughout, materials like cane, lacquered laminate, burlap, mohair, brass and mirror. It was very important to our creators Brit & Zal that it didn’t feel “designed”, it needed to feel authentic and lived in, a place of pleasure and seduction, but also a place of repose.”
 
“In the Penthouse, we wanted to draw a clear distinction between the lives of Prairie Johnson and Nina Azarova. Since the viewers see this set for the first time through the eyes of Prairie, we needed to make an immediate impression on who Nina was. In this dimension, Nina is the daughter of a Russian oligarch, a billionaire living a fast and exciting life in San Francisco. A classy, powerful, sexual, vibrant woman of the day with a penchant for all things taboo...”
 
“Our production designer, John P. Goldsmith, built such a beautiful set...and I wanted the interior to compliment the grace and elegance of his design. 
The parquet floors, elaborate moldings, doors and windows reveal the charm of the space, so we paid respect to those details by resisting all temptation of embellishment. Instead we were deliberate in our choices. We used a compelling mix of disparate styles, where the purity of neoclassicism meets modern clarity. Curial chairs by Rick Owens, John Dickinson side table...Louise XVI, Rococo, and Baroque styles, rounded out with an ivory mohair serpentine sofa…glamorous with an edge.”
 
“We were lucky enough to work with art liaison Hunter Gray, who helped facilitate the procurement of many of the art pieces on our sets from notable artists Cy Twombly, Gregory Crewdson, and Jennifer Steinkamp.”
 
Nina’s Foyer...
“With the lovely Brit Marling as our muse, we felt the space should feel slightly esoteric, light in its essence, but with a dark side…”a strange beauty” being my constant mantra. For the foyer, we mixed mid-century design with an 18th Century Swedish Drapers table, and an Napoleon III Gilt Wood Mirror.”
 
“I have an affinity for the graphic, the mix of old & new, hard & soft, light & dark. Since this is the first roomPrairie and the viewer see simultaneously, I wanted to make sure there was a sense of history and a distinct California perspective. Since we never actually meet the real Nina Azarova, save for the brief moments before Prairie/OA has jumped into her body, I wanted to hint at her life without giving away clues to where the story is headed.”
 
...and the elevator vestibule...
“Our amazing director/creator Zal Batmanglij had a very clear vision for the series, a definite nod to the Kubrickian aesthetic being one of the many. Thus, the simplicity of the white settee against the crisp white French details. The light fixture is a standout in contrasts, striking and straightforward.”
 
“As OA opens the door for the first time into her new life as Nina, it needed to be impactful.”
 
“The stunning sconce from Arteriors Home was the perfect choice. It has an alien quality about it, a supernatural element to its design, with first signs of the circular motif that runs throughout the series. The kind of light you might find in an alternate dimension. I love the contrast of this shape to the classic setting it inhabits.”
 
“We wanted to leave small clues for our die-hard fans without spoiling the ride. We also wanted to affirm small connections to Season One/Dimension one.”


 
Nina’s Dining Room...
“Although we are never exactly in this dining room, it plays prominently in the background of a pivotal scene as OA comes to terms with having missed a life that Nina got to live. Here we mix Prouvé standard chairs from FormDecor, with two white Gustavian armchairs from Ob-jects. My amazing buyer Katie Childs found a beautiful Vetrai 10-light chandelier from Cyan Design, which hangs prominently over the dining table, and an elegant area rug from Ob-jects. Two Taccia lamps from Modern Props sit atop a stunning Milo Baughman granite console from Modernica Props.”
 
Nina’s Master Bedroom...
“I wanted this room to feel like a dream, light & airy, cloudlike and heavenly. I found this gorgeous Louis XVI-style bed with a cane headboard, which allowed light to filter into and through the room. I also finally got to use one of my favorite framed Asian embroideries in Los Angeles, 'Fighting Roosters' from Ob-jects.”
 
“Brit Marling and the incredible photographer Gregory Crewdson connected during Season One. Lucky for us, Gregory Crewdson is an admirer of the show, and was kind enough to lend us one of his images, facilitated by The Gagosian Gallery in New York. The piece titled Woman at Sink (2014), resembles a shot from Season One of the mother in her home, something we referred to as a memory pop during production.”
 
Nina’s Closet...
“Our amazing Costume Designer, Meghan Kasperlik, and Brit’s personal Stylist, Megan Gray, were a Set Decoration department’s dream team. They filled Nina’s closet with nothing but the best, from fashion houses like Gucci, Celine, Sies Marjan and Alexander McQueen, to name a few. We worked very closely with the costume department to ensure the sets and clothes complimented each other, creating stylistic cohesion. The fabric for the built-in upholstered bench paid homage to the beautiful Gucci dress worn by OA through most of the second half of the series. The heirloom Karabagh Rug ties the whole room together and connects to Nina’s Russian roots.”
 
Nina’s Master Bathroom...
“The Bathroom played prominently in some crucial, so we had to make a statement, with it overlooking the city as OA transforms into Nina Azarova, and during an important memory pop.
We worked with the best to create this fantasy bathroom: 
·       Bath fixtures and hardware supplied by Kohler Co.
·       “Calais” chandelier from Circa Lighting
·       Roman Emperor plaques from Omega|Cinema Props 
·       Brass bar cart, lamp, rug and smalls from Ob-jects
·       Black Swallowtail chair by artist Brian Fireman, available at Siglo Moderno
·       19th Century Rococo Revival Giltwood mirrors found on 1st Dibs
·       Murano sconces from The Pasadena Antique Center, MJH Design Arts
·       Artwork by Artist William Logan, who also did a lot of the hand drawings of BBA and the boys from Season One 
·       All custom framing by U-Frame-It Gallery”
 
“For the entire Penthouse, making things feel new and fresh was the challenge. During our research we came across so many great manufactures that were eager to work with us. Some longtime collaborators also stepped up. Here are a few of the dynamic designs groups we were fortunate enough to work with: 
·       Stoneware Pottery by artist Adam Silverman was a must have to get the aesthetic right. 
·       Alcor sideboard by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto
·       Home audio system by McIntosh
·       Strut Shelving System by Souda, NY
 
 
Treasure Island sets...
The Clinic...
“Perched high atop the Treasure Island Terminal Building in the San Francisco Bay, was the home for our clinic while shooting on location. Although The Clinic on Treasure Island was an institution for some, it was a prison for our main characters…much like the underground confinement they endured in Season One. We wanted the clinic to feel stark and cold, solitary and void of comfort. We controlled the palette, opting for black, white, and browns. We used light through the large windows to create shadows, silhouette, structure, and architecture where there was none. Once an asylum in the hands of Dr. Percy, now a place of incarceration under the authority of Hap, one large fishbowl looking out…keeping the world outside at bay.”
 
Hap’s Office...
“The room for Dr. Percy/Hap’s office was chosen for its 360-degree views of San Francisco. Although the space was visually ideal, it came with many obstacles. The building is a historical landmark, thus we were not allowed to put any holes in the structure...everything in the room needed to be pressure-fitted, including the window dressing and all the cabinetry, which was built in place. Because the room was used as an airport control tower in the mid 1930s, the only way in through the building was a spiral staircase large enough for just two people!  All the furnishings had to be hoisted to the roof on a crane and/or small enough to fit in a narrow doorway.”
 
“Because there was so much construction while shooting on the island, we needed to come up with a solution to block all the cranes in our shot. John designed a built-in desk and corkboard to block most of the construction, and we used some art to hide the rest. The spiral staircase ties us to our clinic built on stage in Los Angeles. I wanted Hap’s office to have a sense of history, to fuse global design with a nod to California mid-century.”
 
“The space was loosely based on the office of Sigmund Freud, connecting the founder of psychoanalysis to our protagonist Hap. We used a mix of mid-century furniture and historic artifacts to convey the parallels Hap has in this world and the one foot still firmly planted in the other. This character, more than any, was the narrative connection between universes, and you can see that most clearly in his office. Private and isolated but searching for the answers to an alternate existence...”
 
For many other intriguing sets, see the photo gallery and captions above...
 
Venegas adds, 
“I am forever grateful to my team led by Lead Man Ray Garcia. My hardworking and talented buyers, Lisa Tong, Katie Childs, Allison Isenberg, Ashley Rice, Alana Shea and Dan Korn (S.F.), who were all so incredible and dedicated. Phenomenal crew: Stephen Thomason, John Pollard, David Sliwa, Josh Towers, Timothy Feimster, Critter, Sal Sanchez, Jory Alvarado, Mike Helbig (S.F.), Seth Miller (S.F.) and Andy Gersh.”
 
“Our collaboration with the amazing Art Department, led by John P. Goldsmith and Art Director Chris Farmer, was elevated by our magnificent director Zal Batmanglij, the exceptional eye of Cinematographer Steven Meizler, spectacular lighting by Russel Ayer, the ravishing costumes by Meghan Karsperlik and Megan Gray, the beauty of Ma Kalaadevi, the fantastic locations found by Jonathan Jansen, and finally, polished like a diamond by our incredible Visual Effects Supervisor Justin Ball. This team was truly remarkable in every way.”
 
 
 
 
Editor’s note:
Beyond his gracious listing of invaluable sources throughout this article and the gallery above, Venegas gives thanks and acknowledgement to the following SDSA International Business Members for their efforts and assistance on the project:
Ob-Jects
Modernica Props
Omega|Cinema Props
Modern Props
Universal Studios Property/Drapery
Warner Bros. Studios Property/Collection/Drapery
U-Frame-It Gallery
FormDecor
A-1 Medical Integration
ABC Caskets 
Advanced Liquidators Office Furniture
Alpha Companies Motion Picture Rentals
American Screen & Window Coverings
Art Pic
Davie Brown Entertainment/The Marketing Arm
Dazian
Diamond Foam & Fabric
Faux Library Studio Props
HD Buttercup
Hollywood Studio Gallery 
Hollywood Cinema Arts
Jackson Shrub Supply Inc.
Lennie Marvin’s PropHeaven
Luxury Fabrics
MidCenturyLA
Nest Studio Rentals
Pinacoteca Picture Props
Practical Props
Premiere Props
Prop Services West
St. Vincent De Paul of L.A. Thrift Store
Sony Picture Props
Town & Country Event Rentals
ZG04 Decor
 
 
 
 



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