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’.

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.

‘Putting On The Glitz’ at the BFDG 70th Annual Celebration and Awards Dinner

We had the pleasure of attending the 70th Annual British Film Designers Guild awards last Saturday in the prestigious surroundings of Pinewood Studios. And what a night it was. The venue looked suitably glittering and in keeping with the ‘Putting on the glitz’ theme. The red carpet had been rolled out for the equally glitzy guests who were almost unrecognisable in their black tie suits and gowns (a world away from our on set and office attire).

What it’s really like “working in a museum” – and the biggest difference!

How working at Farley is like working in a museum

I’ve been working at Farley for about 5 months now – and one of the most common things I get told by first-time visitors is how lucky I am to have a ‘museum’ as an office.

Because, while plenty of other prop hire companies still retain that ‘warehouse’ impression, Farley has managed to combine an antique prop hiring business with the atmosphere of a must-see museum; and here are five reasons why.