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Philippe Starck Designed Interior for the "World's First" Commercial Space Station

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"French designer Philippe Starck has created the interiors for the habitation module of the "world's first" commercial space station, which is due to open in 2020. Designed for the privately-owned space exploration company, Axiom Space, Starck's will house expeditions to the space station. Axiom commissioned Starck to create the interiors of the crew quarters, dining area and galley habitation module for the Axiom Station, which is connected to the International Space Station (ISS).Starck wanted his interior design to evoke the feeling of being weightless in the womb, which is similar to astronauts floating in zero gravity. 

The interior of the space craft are designed to enhance life in orbit, and to provide an added level of luxury to its forthcoming space station. Axiom recently announced the launch of its space tourism program, which will offer  10-day expeditions to their space station connected to ISS at the cost of £41 million ($55 million) per ticket. Before the first launch, which is set to occur in 2020, visitors will undergo a 15-week training experience that will be conducted side-by-side with national astronauts." via Dezeen


The Colors of Time an Installation by Emmanuelle Moureaux

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Emmanuelle Moureaux, has created a 100,000 paper number cut-out installation designed to feel the passing of time. Moureaux made 120,000 paper numerical figures from zero to nine, as well as a colon symbol, which she formed a 3-d grid made up of 100 layers. Each row of numbers represents a time of day, from sunrise to sunfall. Different colors were also used to represent the time of day to illustrate the transition from day to night.


Innovative Textiles & Design: Mushroom mycelium used to create suede-like furniture

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"Sebastian Cox a British furniture maker has teamed up with researcher Ninela Ivanova to explore the mycelium mushroom material's potential in commercial furniture design."


"Mycellium is formed from the vegetative part of a fungus – has been used in various architecture and design experiments recently, including a self-supporting structural column and an intricately textured dress.

But Cox and Ivanova wanted to use the fungal material to create more everyday products. Their project, called Mycelium + Timber, features a series of simple stools and lights with a suede-like texture, designed to suit any domestic interior." via Deezeen

Mycellium has become a very interesting material designers have been exploring recently and it has a strong possibility of becoming an alternative for leather on a consumer level. What really excites me as a designer is that this material is extremely easy to harvest and requires little sunlight, and no heat. Which makes this material an ideal candidate for mass consumed enviornmental products.


Photography is by PetEr Krejci.