This accurate model of the surface of the moon around where the Apollo 11 LEM module touched down make for one of the most gorgeous furniture pieces around.
APOLLO 11 / Table
85 cm x 85 cm x 50 cm.
Fiber glass / Epoxy Resin.
Gloss varnish finish.
Cupro-Aluminium alloy / Steel.
Numbered models / Limited edition of 8 + 4 Ap.
From the project at Harow:
"Digital files from the NASA archives were needed in order to recreate the topology of real surfaces of the Moon, which constitute an artistic and poetic landscape. The craters are sculpted on a fibreglass slab and covered with a layer of resin, the transparency of which allows shadows to play over the lunar surface. The physico-chemical, dynamic, and thermal properties of this resin require a regular delay between each layer for perfect polymerisation, and the creation of the slab demands a confined and sterile environment. The feet, a contemporary representation of those of the LEM module, require precision manufacturing. Each piece is sculpted to the micro-millimetre, delicately and directly from the block, which is composed of a brass and aluminium alloy."