#set-design Stories

Es Devlin Scoops a Tony for “The Lehman Trilogy”

The in-demand stage designer receives her first-ever Tony Award for devising a rotating glass...

In Severance, the Workplace Comedy Gets a Dystopian Makeover

The hit Apple+ series explores the search for tech solutions to work-life balance, set in an...

David Rockwell Brings the Spirit of Broadway to the Civilian Hotel

After a prolific career in both stage and hospitality design, the architect's two worlds collide at

Tracking Gotham City’s Ever-Changing Aesthetic

In celebration of The Batman, the latest installment in the superhero franchise, we reflect on how...

How Patrice Vermette Created Dune’s Desert Landscapes

The set designer behind Arrival and Sicario referenced ancient Ziggurats, Soviet Brutalism, and...

How Squid Game’s Surreal Sets Evoke Spine-Tingling Fear

The ultra-popular Netflix series pits hundreds of debt-ridden Koreans against one another in deadly

In Shop Windows, David Rockwell Imagines the “Seven Deadly Sins”

The architect and scenic designer lends his Tony Award–winning talents to envision sets for...

On The Rise
The Scenic Route

Set designer and Tony nominee Laura Jellinek reimagines a musical from Broadway’s golden age with

With “Yerma,” Witness a Woman Unravel Inside a Terrarium

Director Simon Stone explains how the set design for his new production—now in previews in New...

David Rockwell’s Latest Lobby Design Sits on a Stage

A look at the architect’s set for the new play Lobby Hero, starring Michael Cera and Chris

Designer of the Day: David Korins

The New York set designer on sharing Hamilton with the world, a newfound passion for oil...

Why Dries Van Noten’s Runway Shows Are the Absolute Best

Journalist Tim Blanks and FIT Museum director Valerie Steele tell us what sets the Antwerp-based...