'Ground Control' by Juniper Takes Cues from Retro NASA Panels

 - Jul 5, 2017
References: juniper-design & design-milk
Lighting studio Juniper recently released a collection of surface-mounted power accessories by the name of 'Ground Control.' As the collection's name suggests, the accessories take inspiration from space, particularly mid-century NASA control panels.

The Ground Control accessory collection includes a double USB charger, an electrical plug, a toggle switch, plus a dimmer knob, all of which boast bold brass finishes.

Since the design of most outlets and switches are purely utilitarian, Juniper sought to reinvent them as functional objects that are also capable of being beautiful. As Juniper puts it: "he symmetrical, repetitive and tactile elements of the old NASA control panels is iconic and symbolizes a period of space exploration that influenced the dreams of a generation."