There are a few central elements of space-age interior design that stand out immediately when you look at it. After all, a design style that takes inspiration from space is going to look pretty distinctive, allowing you to easily recognize it and spot the commonalities. These design elements can be found in interior design, fixtures, furniture, and even in common home appliances. Plus, the advent of even more advanced composite materials and the introduction of futuristic elements such as LED lighting accents that mimic neon lighting. These advancements in technology allow for even better and more modern versions of the space age design.
A design couldn’t be space-age without a streamlined profile. Much as with mid-century modern design, space-age design makes generous use of round shapes. So it’s no surprise that airplanes and rockets alike are designed to be as smooth as possible and avoid extreme right angles. When this aesthetic is brought into the home it introduces a sense of smooth motion to the space.
Smooth forms and curved lines transmit the idea of being on the move, of going fast towards something new and interesting. This allows for a design that is unique, dynamic, and exciting. A well-executed space-age design will use this element to recapture the powerful optimism this design was originally meant to embody.
Modern composite materials are an integral component of the space age aesthetic for several reasons. For one, these materials are both lighter and more malleable, allowing for unconventional free-flowing designs that might be difficult and expensive to recreate with more conventional materials. Composite materials are also easier to make in various colors, allowing for bright hues that could otherwise be expensive to integrate into your interior design. The other benefit of composite materials is that they look very futuristic by default. The unusual texture of composite materials such as polymers, carbon fiber, and others makes for a design that just looks cool.