Artist launches Dutch store to promote life on the Moon

Artist Alicia Framis has designed the Moon Life store, set to open in Dutch capital Amsterdam, which will feature products for people who want to live on the Moon.

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A host of international designers has been brought in by Framis to work on conceptual products such as a compass that always points to Earth and a low-frequency fireplace.

The concepts are described by the store as ‘extreme design’ solutions for ‘future human life in space’.

Framis has worked with Paula Ampuero and Maria Serret to develop the compass that always points at Earth.

The low-frequency fire place has been developed by Tao G Vrhovec Sambolec and Brian McKenna using radio waves which are transformed into sound which in turn modulates LEDs.

Also on sale will be Teethphone, a sound amplifying device which will enable people living on the moon to make audible communication in a vacuum. 

The Moon Store’s aim is to ask questions of  design and architecture including, ‘How can we find new ways of thinking about Earthly problems and expand our thinking beyond existing modes and values such as recycling?’

Moon Life opens on 18 September at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 262, in Amsterdam.

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