nelly ben hayoun: the soyuz chair
nelly ben hayoun: the soyuz chair nelly ben hayoun: the soyuz chair
oct 27, 2009

nelly ben hayoun: the soyuz chair

a collaboration of living room physics with the astronaut jean-pierre haigneré who lifted off twice from earth in the soyuz rocket, the soyuz chair designed by nelly ben hayoun, is a living-room chair which reproduces the three stages of that rocket launch. recline into the launch position, face the sky, put on your headset and use the control panel to select your mode. the chair comes with a remote for you to either choose the full 10 minute lift-off experience with three stages of intensity, or just the last 240 seconds – the most extreme stage of the journey.

the control panel which is built into the back of the recliner

the soyuz chair enjoyed as a regular living-room chair…

or use it to engage in a rocket launching experience

reclined and ready for liftoff

remote control to select which setting you want

the soyuz chair all images courtesy of nick ballon

Jean Pierre Haignere, astronaut, interview from nelly on Vimeo.

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