Analog Mars Habitat for Moving to Mars Exhibition, Design Museum London

The Moving to Mars Exhibition was hosted at the Design Museum in London from mid-October 2019 until late February 2020. The exhibition features immersive environments and around 200 objects including contributions from NASA, the European Space Agency and SpaceX. The exhibition is now touring internationally, and is currently on display at the Tekniska Museet in Stockholm.

Hassell designed the main feature of the exhibition – a full scale version of a Mars Habitat. This was a fully immersive installation that allowed visitors to step into the physical habitat, which included a kitchen, dining area, science lab and digital fabrication facilities. The habitat is furnished with recycled 3D printed furniture specifically designed for the exhibition. Visitors also have a view of a CGI Martian landscape which is displayed on a video wall and was produced by Lightfield London. Along with the installation there are also a range of scale models, a video and technical drawings that explore how we might bring a human perspective to life on Mars.

Project Year

2019 -2020

Team Members

Hassell (design) , Eckersley O’Callaghan (engineering), Lightfield (video wall animation) , Nagami (design furniture), RAEBURN (design apparel)


Images: Studio Naaro

Further Information

Moving to Mars Exhibition – Press Release