The Farley blog

Not only do we love what we do, we also love to talk about it! Here are some of the news, views and reviews that we just couldn’t keep to ourselves.

Farley Turns 60!!!

Celebrating the official start of Farley prop hire, February 1962

In a picture framer in Lambs Conduit Street 1961, a chance encounter with an eminent film designer, who asked ‘would you like to hire the picture in the window for a film’, set things in motion and shortly after, The House of Farley was born.

The *belated* Joe Farley Awards 2020/2021 : Congratulations to winners Nivitha Muralikrishna and Grace Shepherd

Joe Farley Award 2020 and 2021 winners

Supporting emerging talent is something that we’re very passionate about and have been championing for almost thirty years, so we weren’t going to let a ‘little’ thing like the ongoing pandemic get in the way of our annual award for the first year Production Design students at the National Film and Television School. Some changes to the usual format had to be made of course but we’re very happy to announce that we have been able to award the 2020 and 2021 winners of the Joe Farley Award. Huge congratulations go to the 2021 winner Nivitha Muralikrishna for her interpretations of Erin Morgenstern’s ‘Night Circus’ and the 2020 winner, Grace Shepherd for ‘Invisible Cities’.

Christmas come early: New stock added to the collection

Find out more about the beautiful new seating, lighting and objet that have been added to the collection in the last couple of weeks. We found the set of eight English, William and Mary dining chairs with festive tartan upholstery in a Northamptonshire manor house and thought they’d be a great addition. One of our favourite pieces is the sweet French bar/drinks station, perfect for the party season! Our lamp obsession continues with some interesting styles to compliment our existing collection, especially the delicate modern marble shaded lamps which are achingly stylish. If you’d like any more information about any of the new stock items listed here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The 2017 British Film Designers Guild Awards, in pictures.

British Film Designers Guild award 2017

We left this year’s British Designers Guild Awards with our feet aching from dancing, our hands sore from clapping and our heads preparing to throb in the morning, but what a fab night it was!
Pinewood heaved under the weight of film design talent as the great and the good were honoured at the 2017 BFDG Awards held at Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios on Saturday the 13th of January 2018.

New Stock To Go With A New Website

Though we’re groaning under the weight of our gorgeous collection, we still can’t resist adding something new to excite our clients and our latest spree has been a particularly successful one.

This Is What A Filmmaker Looks Like: Ruth Pickard wins the 2017 Underwire Festival Production Design Award

Take 127 short films, mix in a bucket load of female film making talent, spread it over five days, and you’ve got Underwire Festival 2017. Celebrating the ‘raw cinematic talents of women’, Underwire is the only film festival in the UK celebrating female film making across the crafts. It’s BAFTA recognised and is supported by industry leader organisations and sponsors and most importantly, it’s growing year on year.