An Old Boeing 737 Engine Cowling is Reborn...As a Chair
They say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and when it comes to something like this, well… they would be absolutely right. At one point in time, this hulking shape was the front cowling of a Boeing 737 engine. As with many aging aircraft it was eventually retired from duty, but its life wasn’t over. One British company saved the Boeing cowling, outfitted it with some soft dark leather, and now instead of housing a turbofan engine, it can house you! It’s a jaw-dropping lounge chair. That British company in question is Fallen Furniture, located in the English town of Bath. The outfit uses reclaimed aircraft parts from military and civilian planes alike to create modern furniture, blending industrial style and sustainable design. RELATED: The 'Stratolaunch' Will Soon Be the Biggest Plane in the World
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It is however quite a large chair—measuring six and a half feet tall, and equally as wide and deep. Fallen Furniture says it can rotate a full 360 degrees on its aluminum base. There’s certainly no ignoring it either. The cowling’s metallic body has been polished to a mirror-like finish.
While it would look perfect in the corner of any upscale industrial café or design studio, it also would make a fine addition to the Bond villain lairs of the world.
It isn’t the only piece of recycled aircraft-turned-furniture that the company has produced either. Fallen Furniture has also turned fuselage sections into gorgeous wall clocks, wheels and escape hatches into coffee tables, wing sections into desk lamps, and the company even turned an ex-Royal Air Force dummy cluster bomb into a drinks cabinet. Talk about a conversation piece.
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