Soyuz Space Chair Replicates Rocket Flight
The Soyuz Chair even features electrical outlets, making it a fully functional addition to any living room.
CREDIT: Nelly Ben Hayoun, Nick Ballon (www.nickballon.com)
For those who never have had the chance to experience a launch into outer space, Nelly Ben Hayoun has a solution.
The Soyuz chair is a rocket ship simulator that allows people to experience the feeling of takeoff from a high-tech La-Z-Boy-style armchair. Hayoun consulted French astronaut Jean Pierre Haigneré in order to ensure that the experience provided by the Soyuz chair, which provides a 10-minute "ride" in conjunction with a headset, was as accurate as possible.
In addition, Hayoun outfitted the reclining chair with electrical outlets in the back to plug in your vacuum cleaner or electronic equipment, making it a fully functional addition to any living room.
The setup was presented at this year's Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference brings together various sectors of society and displays projects that will enhance the world. According to its website, "Design Indaba recognizes graphic design, advertising, film, music, fashion design, industrial design, architecture, craft, visual art, new media, publishing, broadcasting and performing arts shoulder-to-shoulder."
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