In a thrilling and futuristic move, the world’s leading privately-owned space exploration company, Axiom Space joined forces with the renowned French designer, Philippe Starck to create what will be the very first touristic spacecraft. Traveling to space will never be as luxurious as this and you can have a go for $55 million. Now, Design Build Ideas will explore a bit about the dynamics and interiors of this habitation module that will make you feel like you are in a Sci-Fi movie.
The experienced designer was responsible for the design of the extraordinary quarters, dining area and galley. The station is expected to open in 2022 but curious travelers will have the opportunity to go into orbit as early as 2020.
Starck’s vision was to create a nest, a comfortable and friendly egg, which would feature materials and colors stemmed from a fetal universe. The walls are sprinkled with hundreds of nano-Leds with changing colors as a continuation to the view of the universe through the large windows. Just as all the shades of lights and colors of day and night, the egg will also live to the mood and biorhythm of its osmotic inhabitant.
“A space station is ruled by a fundamental law: zero gravity. Unlike terrestrial life constraints, life in space is a multi-directional freedom. My vision is to create a comfortable egg, friendly, where walls are so soft and in harmony with the values of movements of the human body in zero gravity. This dematerialization shall be a first approach to infinity. The traveller should physically and mentally feel their action of floating in the universe” – Phillippe Starck.
For those who would like to join this space odyssey, you ought to know that it will include transportation to and from the ISS (International Space Station) as well as a 15-week training experience so every spaceflight standard is met with the utmost precision. As a whole, this project was conceived as a way to make space more accessible although for right now only for the wealthier individuals, still, it is quite the revolutionary step where science and design come together as one.
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