It’s been nearly half a century since the iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey was first released. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey is considered by many as the greatest Science Fiction movie of all time and one of the most iconic movies ever made.
There are numerous iconic scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey, but the sequence near the end, when Dave Bowman enters in a magnificently decorated bedroom with Renaissance sculptures and paintings is simply unforgettable. Just watching this sequence on TV gives one chills down your spine, but imagine how you’d feel if you had the opportunity to visit it.
Here is some good news for all sci-fi lovers who have always dreamed of observing the aura of this bedroom. The Hong Kong–based artist, Simon Birch recently created a replica of the iconic bedroom from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Working together with the architect Paul Kember, Birch created the space as part of his project The 14th Factory in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. As written on the official website of Birch’s project “The 14th Factory” weaves together elements of popular culture–science fiction, punk music, graphic novels, and film–with critical re-examinations of social and historical narratives, especially interconnections between East and West.
However, one the most impressive rooms at The 14th Factory is ‘The Barmecide Feast’- a replica of the bedroom from Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This model so impressive because the film set was dismantled, but somehow few of Harry Lange’s (production designer for the movie) original sketches have survived, so Birch and Kember used them to make the impressive replica.
According to the South China Morning Post, the architect Paul Kember had a personal tie to the movie. “It was so strange because two of my uncles, Tony and John Graysmark, had been draughtsmen on the film and drawn up that exact room,” he told the South China Morning Post.
If anyone wants to experience the atmosphere of one of the most remarkable set designs in film history, they can visit The 14th Factory. The exhibitions run until April 30th.