The final frontier

Philips Museum Eindhoven

An exhibition on Philips and design in the Space Age

Of course Philips has left a huge legacy in the city in which we thrive. If you would like to learn more about this history, the Philips Museum is the place you might want to visit. When Philips Museum approached us to work with them on a temporary exhibition about Philips in the Space Age, of course we didn’t decline.

From Sputnik to Senseo

The Space Age is an interesting period, given the Space Racespace explorationspace 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.


Gain knowledge

One of the great things about our work is that we find an opportunity to learn and gain knowledge in every project. In this case: gaining insight into the history of a company. A look behind the scene. Finding the untold stories. Digging into the archives and carefully piecing together a storyline for everyone to enjoy.

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