Glamping – contraction between “glamorous” and “camping” – on the moon is the answer that Wanna’s Spanish designers see as a hypothetical response to the increasing light pollution on Earth. To explore the concept, the studio has developed an installation in collaboration with the Formica group, a manufacturer of coatings and laminates. Called Horizon88, this small pavilion recreates the suggestion of this unusual form of tourism entirely dedicated to the observation of the firmament.
Conceived as an outpost, the space is identified by the use of rigorously desaturated materials, including mirrored surfaces, satin glass, and a laminate inspired by the dark side of the moon designed for the occasion in collaboration with American artist Matthew Day Jackson. The presence of light, reflections, and a seat that breaks linear rigor with an organicist form contribute to updating the definition of space-age to the 21st century, including comfort-proof bathrooms – isn’t glamping the ultimate form of luxury? – and the ideal of a renewed contact with the solitude and mystery of the cosmos.
- Formica Group and Wanna
- Gancedo, Hansgrohe, Jung, Laufen, Samsung, Bang & Olufsen
- Madrid, Spain