See how to transform your home into a private spaceship.
Leather armchairs were and still are something out of this world.
We are all true authenticity junkies, and even though we live surrounded by very repetitive references, it's natural to look for unique things. This is usually how artistic and style movements are born and end up influencing all other areas of culture.
Between the '50s and the '60s, the world was crazy for the space race, and the fanciful aesthetic of impossible shapes and innovative materials soon took over interior design. We've already shown you some pieces from that era in Villa Benkemoun.
We just have to follow fashion shows and design fairs — or Pinterest — to realize that people's need to be authentic and get away from sameness is stronger than ever. The futuristic-cyberpunk influences show how much we want to escape to a new future, like in Dune, the new Matrix, or Musk x Bezos rockets.
Fortunately, this universe can be created indoors, as Plankton, owner of Plankton's Loft, did. Every day the “marine drifter” shares on his Instagram what it's like to live in a private galaxy surrounded by timeless designs, plants, cats, and turtles.
Pieces like the Butterfly leather chair by Gerard Van Den Berg, Michael Caseti's Karate chair, a mesmerizing blue sofa by Walter Knoll, and an Elda armchair by Joe Colombo, all original from the period, have remained intact over time. Proof that in the past, leather was already considered the material of the future.
Plankton still has a collection of lamps, rugs, and decorative designs — full of colors, different shapes, and irony — that are part of the mood of this aesthetic. So, where's your spaceship?
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