This is a project based on a true story. Of humans living on Earth coping with questions transcending life on that planet.
I am a random person who is living on Earth in the 21st century and is trying to find a balance between science and intuition. Failing to find answers on my own, I asked contemporary people how they perceive our universe. Finding comfort in such conversations, I decided to freeze diverse views into tangible creations embracing Spherica with a meteoritic fragment of the Moon to place them out of this world.
Let different designs of lunar surfaces portray memories of us, of how we saw and felt life from the Earth.
"To create the most compelling sensation of outer space
while promoting interdisciplinarity and collaboration."
A passionate mathematician started cultivating her love for science while studying abroad. After finishing her degree in mathematics, she couldn't escape the fascinating world of outer space which offers enormous space for creativity. Astonished by the number of aspiring young talents from various disciplines and concerned by the fact that their smaller yet significant projects lacked attention, she started thinking of ways to help them gain knowledge about our existence. After spending some time with her colleague astronomers, the beauty and value of space stones they were collecting became utterly apparent and thus turned out to be the source of her inspiration. In her own words: "Space material got my intention to utilize its intrinsic beauty to emphasize awareness and curiosity. It took me several years to combine my interests in space and mind exploration into a tangible product."
Meteoritic material from the Moon was the first rock that piqued the interest of Stellar Milieux. With the help of the world's most recognized scientists and world`s renowned collectors from the International Society for Meteoritics and Planetary Science, the company gained access to laboratory tested, first-hand material. It is trackable in the World's database of Space Material (Meteoritical Bulletin) and therefore completely authentic. Each lunar meteorite comes with its official name and classification that guarantees the legitimacy of the stone. All the material can be found in the International database - Meteoritical Bulletin. We emphasize the scientific value of outer space material and therefore only use fragments that have already been examined for scientific research.
Stellar Milieux stands for authenticity and comfort. We make all the effort to ensure the best material. Our in-house team consists of meteorite experts, holding university degrees in meteoritic sciences. Our team members have as well classified space material for the International Space Material Database. Founder Ana is a member of the International Society for Meteoritics and Planetary Science.
Lunar material incoroporated into Stellar Milieux craft is verified in Natural History Museum, Vienna.
Stellar Milieux is honored to have among friends a great scientist who is an active contributor to the meteorite community, an author and the main curator of the largest display of space material in the world at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Dr. Ludovic Ferriere. Between his scientific work and taking care of the international meteorite treasure, Dr. Ferriere also travels the globe in search of new impact craters to be confirmed. Each new impact crater brings important additional information about the formation of our Solar System. Impact events played a significant role in our geological past by influencing the evolution of life on Earth.
STELLAR MILIEUX DIRECTLY FUNDS SPACE RESEARCH
Outer space is an increasingly important part of our present, let alone our future. Investing in projects of aspiring and above all motivated young talents is something that we value greatly. We make science interesting. Allowing young talents to think freely and develop their own ideas. They are the ones conducting scientific research to expand our knowledge of the Earth, Solar System, and the Universe and with it gaining new knowledge, applicable over various disciplines. The interest in fundamental questions should never be justified. Yet it is only a matter of time for it to get a practical application.
We have developed a machine-learning algorithm recognising Spherica and activating augmented reality taking you out of this world. The mobile application is in a development phase. You will be informed as soon as it is ready to use.
Using a technique developed by the Stellar Milieux masters, the meteoritic fragment of the Moon is placed inside a high-quality glass sphere. Putting quality before quantity allows us to create pieces that are handcrafted with precious materials so that each craft truly embodies the vision of an individual artist. It's an act of expressing feelings, thoughts, and observations. And with it capturing the greatness of the cosmos along with accentuating the beauty of its matter. Every piece is made to order and tailored to your desire.
VARIOUS ARTISTS AND DISTINCTIVE DESIGNS
There's a philosophy that art provides a way to experience one's self in relation to the universe and we believe that it's always unique. Collaborating with individual artists as well as luxury brands, unique Spherica designs are either individual or limited to 29 pieces which is the number of days from one new Moon to the next. Each new Moon brings a fresh collection, new artist, and a new space project. This way a unique and ever so slightly poetic point of view of an individual artist gets to be represented. Giving them a chance to explore fascinating materials they might never have worked with before and offer you an alluring variety of pieces to choose from.
WITH NASA CHIEF SCIENTIST DR. ELLEN STOFAN
WITH ONE OF THE DESIGNERS INSPIRED BY OUTER SPACE SLOBODAN
WITH WORLD`S FIRST
AI ARTIST AIDA
VISITING CURATOR OF SPACE ROCK COLLECTION IN VIENNA DR. LUDOVIC FERRIERE