From Sputnik to Senseo
The Space Age is an interesting period, given the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and cultural developments influenced by these events. It is generally believed that the The Space Age began with Sputnik 1 in 1957 and continues to this day. This period was also hugely influential on the Philips company and the products it designed and developed over the years. A nice challenge to unravel all this and turn it into a storytelling exhibition.
The exhibition was set up chronologically, from the 50’s to the 00’s. Every decade with its own stand, showcasing the most significant developments of the company, its products and the impact on culture, fashion and the public domain. One can clearly see the pivotal and increasingly important role design has played throughout this period – how the space race eventually entered every household in the most mundane rituals, like making coffee.