The Catacombs The Continuity Guide
Moonbase Guide
Furnishings
by Martin Willey

Stadio

Force Of Life

The Stadio was designed in 1966 by Vico Magistretti for Artemide in Italy (he also designed the Gaudi and Selene chairs, and the Tessera and Mezzatessera tables). There were three versions, each 72cm high. The large Stadio 120 rectangular table is 125cm x 82cm. The other two in the range were square tables, the Stadio 80, 80cm x 80cm, and Stadio 100, 96cm x 96cm. Like the Gaudi and Selene chairs, the Stadio tables have grooved legs for extra strength. The legs are removable.

In Moonbase Alpha, the rectangular Stadio 120 appears regularly in Medical rooms and labs. It only appears in a living quarters in Bergman's LQ12, and Koenig's room in Missing Link. The square Stadio 100 is seen occasionally, and the Stadio 80 never appears.

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Ara table

The Last Sunset

The Ara table was designed by Italian designer Emma Gismondi Schweinberger (born 1934) for Artemide in Italy (she also designed the Giano ashtray regularly seen in Medical Centre). It is a low table, 40cm high, and 82cm x 82cm wide, made of ABS Marbon Cycolac

On Moonbase Alpha it is normally seen in living quarters.

Breakaway

In Breakaway, it is under the viewports.

Alpha Child

It can also be seen in Bergman's quarters/lab LQ12

A Matter Of Balance

In A Matter Of Balance, Shermeen has a large plant pot on the Ara table.

The Lambda Factor

In The Lambda Factor it appears in the Recreation Centre.

One Moment Of Humanity

In One Moment Of Humanity's Recreation Centre there is an Ara table (left) and two Mezzatessera tables (right).

Tessera 120

Force Of Life

The Tessera was designed in 1966 by Vico Magistretti for Artemide in Italy (he also designed the Stadio table). It is 72cm high, and 120cm in diameter. A shorter variation, the Mezzatessera, also appears on Moonbase Alpha.

In Moonbase Alpha it is seen in Zoref's living quarters, and in the Hydroponics lab in The Troubled Spirit.

The Troubled Spirit

Mezzatessera

Another Time, Another Place

The Mezzatessera is a variation of the Tessera, above, by Vico Magistretti for Artemide in Italy. It is a low table, 40cm high, and 120cm in diameter.

In Moonbase Alpha it is seen frequently in Koenig's Command Office (unless removed for a command conference). It also appears in living quarters.

One Moment Of Humanity

In One Moment Of Humanity's Recreation Centre there is an Ara table (left) and two Mezzatessera tables (right).

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Mission Of The Darians

Joan Collins as Kara in Mission Of The Darians, posing on the Mezzatessera table in Koenig's Command Office. More images (thanks to Claire Collins).

Tondara

Force Of Life

The Tondara table was designed by Italian designer Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide in Italy. She also designed the square Ara table, which has the same cylinder base. It is a low table, made of ABS Marbon Cycolac, similar but a little smaller than Magistretti's Mezzatessera (above), 40cm high, and 96cm in diameter.

In Moonbase Alpha it is rarely seen: in the solarium in Force of Life, "outside" in Another Time, Another Place, and in the Recreation Center in The Lambda Factor.

Another Time, Another Place The Lambda Factor

Unknown table

This table is seen regularly in living quarters as a writing desk, mounted on the wall. There are glass surfaces over shelves, some of which are missing in later episodes. In A Matter Of Balance we see one with the metal legs and no glass tops.

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This is a different desk, probably a related model, with shelves under the desk for papers.

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