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Luna’s 50’s inspired ukes were influenced by Atomic design, (roughly 1940-1960), when concerns about nuclear war dominated Western society during the Cold War. Architecture, industrial design, commercial design, interior design, and fine arts were all influenced by the themes of atomic science, as well as the Space Age, which coincided with that period.

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Atomic Age design became popular and instantly recognizable, with a use of atomic motifs and space age symbols.

Motifs

Atomic particles themselves were reproduced in visual design, in areas ranging from architecture to fabric patterns. The Space Age interests of the public also began showing up in Atomic Age designs, with star and galaxy motifs appearing with the atomic graphics.
Delicate spidery forms and free-form organic shapes also appear as a recurring theme in Atomic Age design reflecting X ray technology and organisms viewed through a microscope.
These designs found their way into all aspects of everyday life. The clock that woke you, the wallpaper you woke up to, the counter top you sat at, the breakfast dishes you ate out of….and was pretty much evident everywhere an Atomic Age citizen looked throughout the rest of their day.

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the atomic Designs that were the influence for Luna’s “Daddy-O”, “Radioactive” and “Pink Martini” ukes.

EVERY DAY OBJECTS

Barkscloth Curtain & Upholstery Fabric

fabricPink Martini Pitcher
pink martini pitcherSeafoam glasses with burst

glassesMelamine Dishes

melamineSpace Age Inspired Ice Crusher

iceAtomic Shaver

shaverStarburst Wall Clock

clockSputnik Chandelier

sputnikBoomerang Bedside Clock

boomerang clckSpace Age Fan

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FURNITURE

Boomerang Table

4a335b293dd3998a67c59613a0af12baOrganic Chair

12af9bcb7c3dc35e02e1d6cc103819edButterfly Chair

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ARCHITECTURE

Joseph Eichler 50’s Ranch

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NEON

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CARS

T Bird with Starburst

eedc9e84ec04ce0c6081440e9de446f61957 Chevrolet Bel Air

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96970a90848acc9e4bbb56081e112ada1959 Ford Ranchero

9363e6a1f9e47a1204d0c0cd2249aac6TOYS

Atomic Toy Guns

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Space Age Robots

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Atoic energy lab

More Space Guns

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Space Kid 50’s

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