Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Minimal USA on DVD and Blu-ray...again!!!


From today Side Effects is available on DVD and Blu-ray...so is Minimal USA!

Minimal USA’s VERVE kitchen designed for The Brewster Carriage House is, in fact, featured in the movie Side Effects starring Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum.


Minimal USA in Side Effects Movie


One of the apartments in the historical building in Nolita, NYC has been selected to host the last movie by the Academy Award–winning film director Steven Soderbergh.
Jude Law interprets the psychiatrist Jonathan Banks who lives with his wife Dierdre Banks (Vinessa Shaw) and their son in this open space apartment. The kitchen was designed by Stefano Venier, Minimal USA’s art director and manufactured by Minimal in Italy.


Minimal USA VERVE kitchen in Side Effects
Minimal USA's VERVE kitchen shown in Side Effects


Thanks to its sleek and refined design, the kitchen is framed many times during the movie and even in the official trailer. The kitchen is the ambient chosen to shoot one of the crucial scenes of the film in which the psychiatrist and his wife have an important discussion.
Also, for a full minute, Minimal USA’s VERVE kitchen takes up the entire screen whilst Jude Law, from behind, is concentrating on studying the case at his desk.


Minimal USA VERVE Kitchen in Side Effects
Side view of VERVE kitchen shown in Side Effects


This is the second time that one of our custom kitchens has been featured in a Hollywood production. In 2011, Minimal USA was asked to design a kitchen for Patrick Dempsey, the bad guy in the movie Transformers 3 – Dark of the Moon starring, among others, Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and John Turturro.


Minimal USA in Transformers 3 - Dark of the Moon
Click on the image to view the view the scene on our YouTube channel


These are just two examples of how the aesthetic sense and the commitment to custom design of Minimal USA create bespoke sophisticated products fit for the red carpet…even without make-up!