Outline:

Design a number of space- and brand-inspired furniture and interior concepts for a Virgin Galactic spaceport lounge.

Design development:

To develop this design, a number of prototypes were created. Starting with small-scale form studies made of polyurethane foam cylinders, leading eventually to a full size volumetric study and a full size ergonomic works-like prototype.

Designed for scale:

Manufacturing, shipping, and storage  of the chair are made easy by using a simple assembly of components that can be taken apart  by anybody.

The outcome:

The Samara bar stool, with its natural aerodynamics-inspired form and feather-light looks is an excellent addition to Virgin Galactic's lounges. It is fitted with a comfortable, soft-brushed tweed seat  that appears to hover weightlessly over the structure. The suspension foot rest provides additional comfort and makes getting on and off the chair effortless.

Presentation:

This design was presented as  a broadsheet-style folded brochure.

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New York City

Mark Randall Hedinger
Industrial Designer