If you are one of those people who enjoy the feel of flying and daydream yourself as a pilot, you might love this post. The furniture rounded up in this post are made out of disassembled or reclaimed aircraft parts, which are designed to bring skies into your office or home. If jet engine conference table, phantom coffee table and fuselage office desk are sound not that exciting to you, how about a bomb drinking cabinet or a bomb fish tank? Although those high-flying range of furniture are quite expensive, they are one-of-a-kind furniture worth having if you can afford.
Want to see more recycled air-plane parts furniture? See our previous post about “Cool Furniture Made from Vintage Airplane Parts”
“Lilicoptère” is Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos’ interesting interpretation of what Marie Antoinette would ride in if she was alive today. Using Bell 47 helicopter as base, Vasconcelos lavishly decorated it with ostrich feathers and thousands of rhinestones (Swarovski crystals, gold leaf, industrial coating, dyed leather upholstery embossed with fine gold, Arraiolos rugs, walnut wood, wood grain painting, passementerie).
We’ve seen designers recycle a lot of waste , such as used tire, old electronic components and plastic bag to create something amazing. And now, we can add vintage airplane parts to our collection. MotoArt is a team of designers who transform airplane parts into sleek, highly polished modern pieces of furniture, like bed, chair, table and coach. It is really impressive to see those recycled furnishings and sure to please every airplane enthusiast’s flight of fancy. [source]
1. Mile High Bed
Designed and fabricated from two DC-9 rear stabilizers and a C-130 inner flap. The bed is 11′ long x 7′-6″ wide x 4′-6″ high. All surfaces are sanded and mirror polished. The bed is accented by 1/2″ Plexiglas and illuminated with internal LED lighting. The smooth surfaces provide a wonderful playground for you and your co-pilot.
Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of a military aircraft, usually located near the nose, and is a form of aircraft graffiti.
While begun for practical reasons of identifying friendly units, the practice evolved to express the individuality often constrained by the uniformity of the military, to evoke memories of home and peacetime life, and as a kind of psychological protection against the stresses of war and the probability of death. The appeal, in part, came from nose art not being officially approved, even when the regulations against it were not enforced.
Mostly, various girls are the subject of the nose art.
a girl riding a bomb on a B17