Italy's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART) recently launched a series of large, space-age pod lounges designed by Portuguese architect Pedro Sousa. The exhibition has museum visitors wondering if they're viewing avant-garde sculpture or ready-to-orbit spaceships.
The enormous spherical pods are left a bland, white color on the exterior, but each interior reveals a bold, neon-colored lounge equipped with simple lighting and seating for two. Upon entering the encapsulated pods through an angled doorway, visitors may be shocked by the bold electric colors, but the purpose is to create an intimate environment for conversation and perhaps, deep artistic thoughts.
The futuristic pods are part of a larger exhibit featuring the work of Austrian architect and philosopher Rudolf Steiner, on whose educational philosophy the Waldorf curriculum is based.
Photography by Fernando Guerra FG+SG