On May 16, 2018, Le Parisien, one of the main French newspaper, shared an article about Stellina telescope and its exlusive pre-launch at the MoMA Design Store in New York. The article was published on their website in their High-Tech column and in their print version:
Stellina, the telescope made in Montpellier featured in New York
Stellina is designed in France by French start-up Vaonis, based in Montpellier, where it is also assembled in. It is presented at NYCxDesign Week in New York.
Stellina is having an exceptional week, the telescope is being presented at the MoMA Design Store, New York’s mythical Museum of Modern Art. The futurist telescope designed by Vaonis is one of the stars of NYCxDesign.”This presence at the MoMA Design Store should open doors in the American market, one of our target countries. But it is not the only path to bring astronomy into the digital era for the general public” explains Cyril Dupuy, Vaonis’ CEO.
With Stellina, constellations appear on the screen of a tablet or laptop that can guide the telescope’s movements using an application.
1.7 million euros fundraising
Thanks to Stellina, stargazing is becoming a friendly experience, a moment of shared wonders with a device whose design is a sensational one. 100% French product, Stellina will be launched in September, after this exclusive New York appearance.
“This telescope was designed in France thanks to the support brought by the Montpellier Business Incubator. It is assembled at APF34, a company employing exclusively workers with disabilities, helping them to integrate in the labor market. Most of the parts are produced in France” adds Cyril Dupuy, a wise entrepreneur that has been passionate with the stars since he was a child and recently raised €1.7 million last December to develop his company.
Read the original article on LeParisen.fr here.