The idea for the object came from the Mexican comic series by Ruis called Los Agachados (The Underdogs) which was ubiquitous in the 1970s. One issue dealt with a postulated Mexican attempt to enter the space race with all the implied political and technological consequences. I thought of making a series of “space” objects, each with a “national” flavour. The discovery of the Mundus Company [Mundus = Latin for “world”] stool here in Austria offered the ideal opportunity. The series went no further.