The home of Bob and Helen Parr in “The Incredibles” is one of the finest examples of mid-century modernism in all of animated cinema. Thanks to Pixar’s skilled artists and miraculous CGI, every detail in the architecture to the furniture to the decor can be an idealized depiction of an American suburban residence in the ’60s. Cheers to production designer Lou Romano and art director Ralph Eggleston for giving fans of this style so much eye candy.
It only plays a small role, but Violet’s junior high school isn’t bad either.
Edna’s ultra-chic, expansive lair represents the colder, starker side of ’60s modernism as opposed to the Parr’s cozy abode.
The second half of the movie is saturated with retrofuturistic spy movie sets like James Bond and “Sleeper” (see last image).
If you still haven’t had enough, “The Art of The Incredibles” offers an in-depth look at the art and process behind these scenes.
See also: commentary on the production design from Jessica Helfand at Design Observer.