The best set design of the 2020s

two men in the dessert sitting close to each other
(Image credit: Warner Bros)

We’re only four years into the 2020s and it’s already turning out to be an eventful decade for the film industry. The Covid pandemic has changed the way we watch movies and with increasing amounts of money being poured into high-end television programmes, and TV actors making quicker jumps to Hollywood than ever before, the line between film and television is wavering. Not to mention the advancements of AI that have lead to more CGI and artificial technology being used in film production.

It’s a contentious time for artists, so where has all this left set design? We’ve talked to the experts and curated this list of the films and high-end TV programmes that have come to define what 2020s set design is all about. Elsewhere in the world of design, you can also explore our best logos of the decade series, or see the best logos of the 2010s.

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Mabel Wynne

Mabel is a freelance writer, artist and filmmaker. When she's not writing about the arts industry, books or culture, she's working on writing and illustrating her stories or developing experimental filmmaking projects. Working in journalism, poetry, documentary-filmmaking, illustration and fiction, storytelling is at the heart of what she does. She started writing articles in online magazines when she was seventeen. After training at the BFI Academy and then studying at UAL, she is now continuing to write articles while she works on creating and launching her first books and films.