James Bond Production Designers

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Ken Adam on the set of Moonraker




They used to say that you could tell a musical was bad when the audience exited "whistling the sets." Well, the Bond series has always boasted sets that evoked whistles from its first film to the latest. Production designers like Ken Adam, Syd Cain, and Peter Lamont have pushed the envelope of what was possible and even improbable in film design with their nefarious lairs, gleaming command headquarters, and pristine offices. From underground grottoes to cities in space, the architects of Evil have made sure that both the Good and Bad Guys of Bond have had only the best 5-star accommodations.

Their lavish designs have influenced real-world architecture so much that when scouting locations for Diamonds Are Forever, Ken Adam was astonished to find a Palm Springs house that he might have designed! And when Blofeld offers to buy Bond "a delicatessen in stainless steel" in For Your Eyes Only, it evoked in audiences memories of past film-sets' gleaming stanchions and single support staircases.

On this page we pay tribute to the film designs of the Bond series from drawings on paper to their 3-D reality, and to the men who thought "outside the box" to present a slightly futuristic world of glamor, intrigue, action and hidden surprises!

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Crab Key Facility
Dr. No
(1962)
Goldfinger's Laser Room
Goldfinger
(1964)


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James Bond Sets, Locations, and Lairs - James Bond Wiki
(1964)
(1964)


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M's Conference Room from "Thunderball" (designed by Ken Adam)
SPECTRE Briefing Room
Thunderball
(1965)
M's Conference Room
Thunderball
(1965)


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(1967)


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Blofeld's Volcano Lair
You Only Live Twice
(1967)
"Tiger" Tanaka's Office
You Only Live Twice
(1967)


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James Bond Sets, Locations, and Lairs - James Bond Wiki
"Tiger" Tanaka's Train
You Only Live Twice
(1967)
Dikko Henderson's Apartment
You Only Live Twice
(1967)


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James Bond Sets, Locations, and Lairs - James Bond Wiki
Piz Gloria
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
(1969)
Willard Whyte's Penthouse
(1971)


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James Bond Sets, Locations, and Lairs - James Bond Wiki
The Liparus
The Spy Who Loved Me
(1977)
Atlantis
The Spy Who Loved Me
(1977)


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James Bond Sets, Locations, and Lairs - James Bond Wiki
Drax's Venice Laboratory
Moonraker
(1979)
"The Great Chamber"
Moonraker
(1979)


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Armor Train from Goldeneye
(1979)
Janus' Train
(1995)


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James Bond Sets, Locations, and Lairs - James Bond Wiki
Seebühne, Bregenz Opera
(2008)
ESO Hotel
(2008)


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James Bond Sets, Locations, and Lairs - James Bond Wiki
Silva's Island
(2012)
Skyfall Lodge
(2012)