Milanese designer Elena Salmistraro pays homage to the space age and science fiction in her Space Escape carpets collection for Moooi. Inspirations include the film Metropolis, the works of Stanley Kubrick and George Lucas, David Bowie and Kraftwerk.
The Space Escape collection, which includes carpets and pillows, is conceived as a real interstellar journey in search of new horizons and habitats, since “planet Earth is sending clear signals: it is tired, tormented and in need of radical changes.”
The rug collection tells the revolutionary story of our interstellar travels. The drawings tell about the Earth’s plans for a better future, in which the participation of humanity is not provided. There are three designs to choose from, named after species of alien creatures: Draconian, Plejaren and Reptilian. All of them are available in two sizes, and the materials are two types of polyamide and wool. Revolutionary printing technology creates endless color combinations, the illusion of depth and photorealistic designs.