The original 2001 Space Odyssey had us traveling to Jupiter by the 2001 – while that part of the future did not come true, what did happen was we made space travel sustainable with Space X Dragon Crew’s reusable spacecraft and now we plan on mass travel with SpaceX’s Starship carrying 100 passengers. With tickets to space being priced in millions, we can at least share our love of space with designer Dmitry Kozinenko’s Spacetime furniture!
The minimal furniture collection uses clean lines focused around an elevated seat, bringing to mind the stunning visuals of the Gargantua black hole portrayed in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. The story goes like this – Eugénie von Tunzelmann, a CG supervisor at Double Negative, generated a flat, multicolored ring – a stand-in for the accretion disk – and positioned it around their spinning black hole. Something very, very weird happened. ‘We found that warping space around the black hole also warps the accretion disk, so rather than looking like Saturn’s rings around a black sphere, the light creates this extraordinary halo.’ This warping halo brings to mind the lines showcased in this design. The furniture itself boasts of low tables that work as a coffee table as well as a bench, given the changing width of the design. The elevated stool is also easily detachable, creating a statement with its matte finish. Now if only there were a magnetic force actually pulling this stool to the table, the black hole analogy would be complete!
Available in white and black, this intense furniture collection is almost hypnotic in design, paying homage to one of the greatest sci-fi movies where a genuine advancement in our understanding of gravitational lensing happened based on the calculations and simulations done for this movie.
Designer: Dmitry Kozinenko