Ever dream of flying the high skies as a pilot? How about sitting on the edge of a massive jet engine intake? Well, if either has crossed your mind, there’s still a chance to live out your fantasy. All you need is this beautiful, futuristic chair made by Fallen Furniture.
It’s truly a unique chair, not just for its style, but for its origin. This chair is made from the engine cowling of a Boeing 737. The chair, appropriately named the ‘737 Cowling Chair’, is less a discarded engine and more a piece of art, with its glossy sheen, black leather interior and swiveling base. You’re probably thinking it too–It looks like exactly something you would find in a supervillian’s lair. And, oh, how wonderful it would be to slowly turn and face your visitors while laughing diabolically.
A 737 engine cowling is distinctive for its non-circular ‘hamster-pouch’ design and, together with the aluminum spun base, measures 6.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 feet (200 x 200 x 200 cm). Yeah, a tad bulky–might not fit through your front door–but it’s more stunning than any office chair you can pick up at Office Depot. The designers behind Fallen Furniture are calling the 737 Cowling “the epitome of luxury seating,” adding that “this unique and impressive masterpiece would form the centerpiece of any room.” The chair can be made to order and customized for each customer’s personal preferences.
Based out of England, Fallen Furniture was founded by brother’s Harry and Benjamin Tucker. They seem to have an obsession with planes, since this is not their first piece of furniture made out of airplane scrap. They’cve alos designed clocks, tables, lighting and drink cabinet that use old aircraft parts, including bar cabinets also made from cowlings.
Sourcing rare aircraft parts from around the world, the two have used the parts, creating breathtaking custom furniture incorporating exotic hardwoods and lacquered wood. They’ve even used an emergency exit door of an Airbus A320 to make a one-of-a-kind coffee table.
There’s no price listed for the 737 Cowling Chair, which likely means it’ll set you back a bag of Benjamin’s to have one made. Keeping in mind its size, weight, and high quality, there’s a good chance these won’t be massed produced, but anyone interested can contact the company for more information.
Though unique and certainly on the level of art, it makes one ponder what could be done with more accessible found objects that could be turned into custom furniture pieces.