(written from a Production point of view)
Klaus Hugo Adam, later known as Sir Kenneth "Ken" Hugo Adam, OBE (5 February 1921 – 10 March 2016; age 95) was a renowned Berlin-born British production designer, Academy Award winner, and veteran of more than seventy films between 1948 and 2001.
Adam is best known for the creation of revolutionary and iconic production designs for Dr. Strangelove and seven James Bond films, including You Only Live Twice and Moonraker. For the Bond films, he was renowned for integrating futurism with classical design elements.
This approach continued under his successors, Peter Lamont (1981 - 2006) and Dennis Gassner. Gassner's set designs for the Bond films, commencing with Quantum of Solace, were influenced by early Adam-designed sets.
Ken Adam was one of the few German nationals who served in the UK's Royal Air Force during World War II.