Philippe Starck has designed the interiors for the habitation module of Axiom’s first space tourism program. Axiom Space is the world’s leading privately-owned space exploration company, which has announced the launching of the first space tourism program that will fly individuals on expeditions to the International Space Station (ISS) in 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.
“A space station is ruled by a fundamental law: zero gravity. Unlike terrestrial life constraints, life in space is a multi-directional freedom,” says Philippe Starck. “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.”
The walls of Axiom’s habitation module are sprinkled with hundreds of nano-LEDs with changing colors as a continuation to the view on 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.