About Andrew Baseman


For over 20 years, Andrew Baseman has worked as a designer and set decorator on diverse film and television projects including Crazy Rich Asians, Mindhunter, Gotham, The Nanny Diaries, Eat, Pray, Love, The Americans, and The Normal Heart, working with notable directors including David Fincher, Ryan Murphy, Bill Condon, Stephen Frears, and Jane Campion. In 2003, he founded Andrew Baseman Design, Inc., an interior design firm specializing in upscale residential interiors, creating luxurious homes for clients predominantly in the visual arts.

Andrew writes the blog, Past Imperfect: The Art of Inventive Repair, which chronicles his world-renowned collection of antique ceramics with early repairs, also known as “make-do’s.” His collection was featured in a cover story in The New York Times Home & Garden section, as well as in an exhibit at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY. He is an expert on the subject and has lectured in the US and abroad. 

He is the author of The Scarf (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), the classic illustrated art book chronicling the history of the printed scarf that reflects both his expertise and love of textiles. Recently, Baseman served as Resident Set Designer at Ars Nova Theatre in New York City.