Perfect union between satellite imagery and design

The French designer Mathieu Lehanneur presents ’50 Seas’, a collection of 50 faïence works inspired by the many shades of blue of the oceans and seas of the world. Right now on show at Christie’s in Paris, this unique series is based on 50 colors selected by the designer in PlanetObserver satellite imagery.

Expert in satellite imagery for the past 30 years, PlanetObserver was the appropriate partner to supply high resolution satellite images for the project. Based on Mathieu Lehanneur’s selection of 50 spots scattered across the planet, PlanetObserver team has extracted all HD images from its imagery basemap PlanetSAT Global.

The end-result is a unique collection of 50 shades of blue, that highlight the diversity of colors of the world oceans.

Unique natural color satellite imagery

PlanetObserver satellite imagery is processed in natural colors from raw images collected by different satellites. After a number of automated processing steps, the final touch is always human. PlanetObserver experts adjust the colors and fine-tune the contrast to offer imagery totally consistent with the true colors of the planet.