While I can’t say I am much a fan of the show, this is an apartment conversion that made me say, “Wow, that guy really loves Star Trek.” In late 1997, Tony Alleyne of Leicestershire, UK, began the arduous task of remaking his entire 500 square foot apartment into something from Star Trek: The Next Generation. As you can imagine, while the materials came from home improvement stores, just about everything was painstakingly handcrafted by Alleyne himself. And the finished product is a work to behold. The apartment features voice activated lighting, running light modules, and AgiLight z-LED lighting, among other features. Visitors who ring the doorbell are greeted with a Patrick Stewart recording gravely intoning, “Welcome to the 24th century.” Finishing the project inspired Alleyne to start his own design business, 24th Century Design, featuring his remade apartment as the flagship product. Be sure to check out the slideshow that accompanies the article. While I may not be a huge fan of the show, I do admire Alleyne’s inspired vision and determination in tranforming his living space.
Credit: 24th Century Design