Design Inspiration from the Steven F. Udvar Center

December 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

While on vacation in Washington, D.C., I found unexpected design inspiration at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, a companion facility to the  National Air and Space Museum. The Center houses a collection of aircrafts that were pivotal in American history, such as the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Enola Gay, and the first aircraft to achieve sustained flight with a pilot, the Wright Flyer.

The plane engines on display brought upon some intricate designs that I couldn’t help but reimagine as couture hats or costumes for a remake of Blade Runner.

The exhibition space itself was also beautiful. It’s housed in a giant hangar boasting a vaulted white ceiling and fancy light-effects.

There was also a small collection of cool leather headwear on display, as well as leather accessories and a fierce pair of fur mittens.

And my favorite detail of the museum: astronaut converse!

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