The setting of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is much more luxurious than the first film. The bulk of the action takes place on a private Greek island, home of tech bro billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton).

In an exclusive featurette (watch above), Glass Onion production designer Rick Heinrichs walks us through what went into creating the world of Miles Bron.

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"We spent the first half of the shoot shooting at this gorgeous estate called Villa 20," director Rian Johnson explains. Designed by Ed Tuttle and Marios Angelopoulos, the modernist villa , which is located at the Amanzoe hotel in Porto Heli, Greece , has panoramic views of the surrounding hills, the Aegean Sea, and the Peloponnese. "It was embarrassingly luxurious, that place," Kathryn Hahn gushes. "A stunning location."

It was only missing one thing: A glass pavilion on top—the titular glass onion structure. Heinrichs explains he studied a real onion to design the architecture. The glass structure was constructed by his team in the UK, and then reassembled in Belgrave, where most of the interiors were shot.

Actress Jessica Henwick shared , "We spent a month together in Greece and then a month together in Serbia, the first month doing exteriors and the second one doing interiors. We all lived down the road from each other, and we're in every scene together. So it was very intense, but an incredible bonding experience with some super talented actors."

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Inside that glass onion, the atrium was filled with an obscene amount of famous art. "We certainly did cram a lot of artwork into Miles's atrium," Heinrichs says. "We did it intentionally: We were definitely needing to underline the fact not only that is Miles somebody that has to pay somebody to gain their aesthetic, but there's also the power and the wealth aspect of that, that he's displaying."

It wasn't just Miles's home that had heightened attention to detail. Each villa that the characters stayed in had a theme—each had a color palette, that was paired with a mandala by artist Max Patté . "It was all part of this pseudo-mysticism that Miles was trying to make himself interesting," Heinrichs says.

Overall, the film captures the aesthetics of tech billionaires. "I'm just very pleased with the fact that we managed everything we did, and it was successful as it was." Heinrichs says. "It's just so thrilling to see it on the big screen."

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery had a limited run in theaters during Thanksgiving , and premieres on Netflix December 23, 2022.