A Space-Age Inspired Project in a Wes Anderson Way
I recently had the opportunity to team up with a company who specializes in creating experiences, in this case, a space age party room for children. This one-of-a-kind project put a razor sharp focus on the details in order to seamlessly combine form and function for an end product that has a Wes Anderson feel. It was a reminder to me too about just how much space exploration has inspired design:
Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, is considered to be the dawn of the space age. It had a beach ball appearance and was the inspiration for this lighting fixture.
One of many NASA spinoffs
The Seattle Space Needle, built in 1962, included elements of space exploration, scientific discovery, and futurism.
These ads from 1961 depict how Motorola envisioned the house of the future. You can read more about that here.
Some things that inspired me
The astronaut pictured here, Dr. Andrew Morgan, was born in Morgantown, WV, lived in and considers New Castle, Pa. home, and will be heading to the International Space Station in July. That’s inspiring!
In the Works
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It’s the way of the future
The future of design doesn’t always necessarily mean futuristic design! Consider going green with your next project by recycling and reusing building materials, textiles, lighting fixtures, etc.