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discover the surreal architecture of netflix’s squid game – designboom

BEHIND THE SET DESIGN OF NETFLIX’S SQUID GAME

images by netflix
images by netflix

watched by 111 million users in its first 28 days, squid game has become netflix’s biggest show ever. the nine-part series tells the story of a group of 456 players facing economic problems which have been invited to be part of six traditional games for children. the winner has the chance of getting their life back together as the cash prize totals 45,600,000,000 won (around 33 million euros). those who lose, don’t face the same faith.

the series has received worldwide praise for its script, direction, acting, and set design. ‘aesthetically speaking, we created the places and displays trying to make the viewers think about the hidden intentions of squid games with us,’ said chae kyoung-sun, art director of the show in a netflix interview.

SQUID GAME’S SURREAL ARCHITECTURE IS USED AS ANOTHER CHARACTER

described by lee jung-jae, actor who plays seong gi-hun, as ‘almost dreamlike’, squid game’s surreal set becomes a character of its own. when examined in close detail, each set is full of references that showcase the contradictions of modern society. colorized — most of the time — in vibrant hues reminiscent of childhood, the architecture is used as another resource to make both actors and viewers uncomfortable.

‘whenever we moved to a different set, I’d wonder how this one would look, it made me so curious,’ actor lee jung-jae continued in a netflix interview on youtube.

via Netflix
via Netflix

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name: squid game set design

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