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Set Pieces: The beds in Maroon 5's 'Never Gonna Leave This Bed' video

March 15, 2011 |  7:00 am

 

When you've got it, flaunt it. Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine has made no secret of his romance with Victoria's Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna, who appeared as a femme fatale in the band's video for "Misery." Now, in a literal take on the latest single "Never Gonna Leave This Bed," director Tim Nackashi captures the couple rolling around in a glass box on wheels as well as dreamy boudoirs set up at two iconic Los Angeles locations. 

With the Santa Monica Pier in view, the lovebirds snuggle under a shaggy blanket on the beach in a curvaceous woven canopy bed. Later, Levine and Vyalitsyna make a home movie on a Hollywood Regency bed plunked down in front of Graumann's Chinese Theatre.

Production designer David Courtemarche, who staged the poolside set for Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and a gold prison cell for Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape," this time worked with set decorator Julie Withers to create the memorable bedrooms. The woven bed on the beach is the Voyage by Kenneth Cobonpue. (Side note: Even design aficionados may not know Cobonpue is the son of a designer, Betty Cobonpue.)

The Voyage bed, below, is made from abaca fiber and buri, a coconut leaf product, strung on a steel frame. It sells for $3,460 (queen) or $4,590 (king) exclusively at Twentieth in Los Angeles. For an upcharge, it also can be ordered in an indoor-outdoor version woven with all-weather synthetic wicker.

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Maroon5-bed-set_450Omega Cinema Props provided the neo-Rococo headboard, right. It has a funny back story, Omega Cinema Props' Allan Songer said.

"It was custom made for a movie called 'Manure' with Billy Bob Thornton, which was never released. A lot of the furnishings were brown."

The tall, tufted faux-leather headboard is curved and designed to fit an 8-foot-diameter round mattress. It does indeed have brown piping. It is one-of-a-kind, but it can be replicated by Omega for about $3,000.

Keep reading for more photos and stories behind the sets ...

_MG_4125The nailhead-studded bedside tables and lamps in the beach bedroom also were rented from Omega Cinema Props. Lookalike lamps can be found at retailers such as Crate & Barrel and West Elm.

 

_MG_4236The lamps, Asian ceramic pieces mounted on a vivid pink lacquered base, have a Tony Duquette vibe. The Midcentury Modern nightstands have Chinese brass drawer pulls.

-- David A. Keeps

Photos: Video production images by Travis Schneider / A&M Records; product detail from Twentieth

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