Around the World in 80 Days, designed by Misha Kachman, directed by Nick Olcott. The set had to be flexible to accommodate the multiple change in location, as they traveled the world.
The circular planked section of the deck was a turntable that would rotate around the main raised deck in the center, bringing on props and furniture or providing a moving platform for the actors to walk across.
The center post was climbable, and was used as a tree in some scenes and a smokestack (with fog coming out of the top) in others.
The center wheel was also climbable, acting as an elephant for the travels across India.
Several different sails were raised on the main mast, and tied off also to the wheel’s arrow.
This burlap sail was raised as the sledge across the prairie.
The portrait of Queen Victoria opened as a hidden door.
The walls were covered with indistinguishable maps, which were custom-designed and printed. They were applied to all of the walls and the facing of the main center platform as wallpaper.
This shows some of the detailing of the gears on the set. These were cut with a CNC router in layers and laminated together.