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Meet the Oscar-Nominated Production Designer for Wes Anderson, Steve McQueen, and Steven Spielberg

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The first time production designer Adam Stockhausen worked with the auteur Wes Anderson, he rebuilt an entire Indian Railways train for the film Darjeeling Limited. The next time the pair worked together, Stockhausen's team transformed an abandoned Linens 'N' Things in a strip mall in Rhode Island into the set of Moonrise Kingdom, complete with a handmade miniature lighthouse in the parking lot. Most recently, the New York-based designer converted a 1913 Art Nouveau department store in Germany into a magnificent five-story hotel for 2014's The Grand Budapest Hotel, a feat that required the manufacture of thousands of period light fixtures for the hotel's striking Old World lobby.

He tells Curbed National all about how he does it >>