The Catacombs The Continuity Guide
Moonbase Guide
by Martin Willey

Furnishings

Most Alphans rooms shared common furnishings, summarised here. The identification of the items is thanks to Robert Ruiz, David Mclaughlin, Catherine Bujold and others.

Missing Link living quarters Left to right:
  • Communications post
  • (foreground) small cylindrical Giano Vano Ruote telephone tables
  • (background) Pileo floor lamps (also used in Medical)
  • Throwaway sofas (also right foreground, also seen in Command Office)
  • Unibloc 4 seating unit
  • Shelf unit/room divider
  • (behind Koenig) Stadio table with Gaudi chair (also often seen in Medical Centre)
  • Elda 1005 chair

Lighting

Black Sun

The distinctive Main Mission desk lamp- actually a Sorella bedside lamp, designed by Guzzini. More

Another Time, Another Place

The Pileo floor lamps, designed by Gae Aulenti for Artemide in 1972. More

Matter Of Life And Death

The Lucciola desk lamp, designed by Fabio Lenci for iGuzzini in 1971. More

Matter Of Life And Death

The Tizio desk lamp, designed by Richard Sapper for Artemide in 1972. More

The Exiles

The Tatu lamp, designed by André Ricard for Metalarte in 1972. More

Seating

Another Time, Another Place

Koenig sat in a Domani chair, made by the German company Odo Close in 1972. More

Black Sun

The Gaudi chair. Other white resin chairs include the Selene and the Vicario. Many of these chairs were designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide. The Toga, seen in Koenig's office and Travel Tubes, was designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide. There are also appearances by the famous Eames "Aluminium Group" chairs, and the small Efebo, designed by Stacy Dukes for Artemide. More

Breakaway

The Elda Chair by Joe Columbo (1963) appears in Living Quarters, and the Croton ship in Dorzak More

Matter Of Life And Death

The Rodica Chair by Mario Brunu for Comfort (1968) appears in Living Quarters, and the Croton ship in Dorzak More

Force Of Life

The Ribbon Chair by Pierre Paulin (1966) is another chair that appears in Living Quarters, and the Dorcon ship in The Dorcons. More

Force Of Life

The Swany sofa by Hugues Steiner (1969) appears in the Zoref's Living Quarters, on Betha in The Last Enemy and in the Croton ship in Dorzak. More

Space Brain

The Eagle pilot seats also appear on Alpha, usually as examining seats in Medical (they are dentist seats in reality). Sometimes they have a beige fabric cover. More

Force Of Life

The Ditzel bar stool, designed by Nanna Ditzel for Domis Danica, often appears in Living Quarters, and other examples appear in the Daria, Gwent and Ultima Thule. More

Desks, tables and shelving

Voyager's Return

The Jarama desk, designed by Alberto Rosselli for Saporiti, appears next to the travel tube doors. More

Another Time, Another Place

There are several designs of table that appear frequently, including this Mezzatessera, in the Command Office. Many were designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide. More

Alpha Child

The Demetrio 45 stacking table, designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, is a low table that often appears stacked forming shelves. More

Another Time, Another Place

The Bisterfeld + Weiss shelves appear mounted on walls. More

Force Of Life

The Z-27 Etagere by Renato Zevi. More

Other

The Taybor

The Boby storage cart, designed by Joe Colombo. More

Matter Of Life And Death

The Giano Vana Ruote telephone table, and Giano ash tray, designed by Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide. More

Guardian Of Piri

The contour bed/lounger appeared in living quarters. More

Matter Of Life And Death

The Ergastolo screen, designed by Walter Eichenberger for Artemide. More

The Lambda Factor

This Melpomene hat-stand appeared in living quarters. More

Props

Earthbound

This desk container was designed by Pio Manzu for Kartell. More

Force Of Life

The Visible Man and Woman were plastic model kits that Helena displayed on her desk or in her quarters. More

Dragon's Domain

The electric typewriter is a Triumph-Adler Gabriele 2000. It appears in living quarters in Force Of Life and Dragon's Domain. A similar model appears in Koenig's quarters in The Exiles. Thanks to Marcus Lindroos. More

Force Of Life

This alarm clock seen in Zoref's quarters is a Sanyo RM5430 from 1972.

The A B Chrysalis

The Decimo Timemachine calculator is seen in Command Center. More

The Testament Of Arkadia

The Divisumma 18 calculator is used as a translator. More

Space Brain

The orange stacked Hampa-Pak picnic trays are frequently seen. More

Mission Of The Darians

Gustavberg salad bowls are oddly stored in the Eagle passenger module. More

Matter Of Life And Death

Mirror often in Medical, then traded by Taybor. More

Breakaway

Cups of several styles. More


Copyright Martin Willey. Thanks to contributors.

Communications Post Giano Van Ruote telephone table Throwaway sofa Pileo floor lamps Unibloc 4 dining unit Shelf unit/room divider Elda 1005 chair Giano Van Ruote telephone table Stadio desk, Gaudi chair