On 20 July 1969, the world watched in wonder as Apollo 11’s commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.
The iconic event crystallised a fascination in outer space that has lasted a lifetime for many – and, now, you can relive the moment from the comfort of your own home.
Apollo, a life-sized model of the capsule that carried Armstrong and Aldrin down to the moon’s surface, was created by Timothy Oulton Studio’s craftsmen in 2018.
The luxurious intimate lounge – or, rather, a damn fine place to host a dinner party – combines a polished stainless steel outer shell with a bespoke interior that includes tufted Tomahawk Camel leather, an Alabaster dining table and a customised Odeon pendant in Alabaster.
The sensational creation has been a talisman for Timothy Oulton since its big reveal at the Milan Furniture Fair
Heck, even the staircase is wrapped in woven leather, and the central carpet in sheep fur. You can’t help but wonder what the famous astronauts would say were they to encounter Apollo in this form; cramped space capsule it ain’t.
The sensational creation has been a talisman for Timothy Oulton since its big reveal at the Milan Furniture Fair. It’s now landed at the British furniture brand’s flagship boutique at Bluebird, Chelsea, ready and waiting for a new set of explorers to claim it as their own.
It’s worth making a trip out west just to see it in the flesh… Out of this world design for your home: need we say more?
Timothy Oulton Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU. For enquiries, see timothyoulton.com