Inflatable infinity space that reproduces the cosmos
Osmo is an inflatable infinity space that reproduces the cosmos and shields from electromagnetic radiation. FutureFest visitors are invited to step into a monumental silver sphere with a projected universe held within its interior of reflective silver mylar – a NASA space material.
For many inhabitants living in dense urban areas, the chance to gaze upon the night sky is near impossible with tall buildings and light pollution obscuring the view. A map of the cosmos is etched into the membrane charting all the 9000 stars visible to the naked eye. The mirrored metallic membrane envelops the viewer, inviting them to bathe beneath the artificial stars, whilst listening to an ambient soundscape with live sounds from outer space.
Loop.pH is a London based spatial laboratory experimenting across the fields of design, architecture and the sciences. The studio was founded in 2003 by Mathias Gmachl and Rachel Wingfield to form a new creative practice that reaches beyond specialist boundaries.
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