SKG Disney

The futuristic styling of the UFO’s cockpit control center relied on the grace and sophistication of modern automobile design.

The production designer Chris Gorak allowed me great latitude with the concept for the cockpit design. His inspiration was to create a “futuristic look based on an automobile derived technology, futuristic from the point-of-view of someone living in the 1940s.

The Porsche 911 was the concept model for the cockpit, which also incorporated the organic exoskeleton of an insect in its design aesthetic.