Talk about “sit back, relax and enjoy the flight” - a company in the U.K. is selling a luxury chair built from jet engine parts.
Constructed from the cowling, or cover, of a Boeing 737 engine, the Cowling Chair is the brainchild of Bath, U.K.-based Fallen Furniture. “We make quirky, unique furniture from old aviation parts,” Fallen Furniture Director and Founder Harry Tucker told FoxNews.com. “Our goal is to create furniture with a story attached to it.”
At six-and-a-half feet high and six-and-a-half feet wide, the swivel-based chair is being touted by the manufacturer as the epitome of luxury seating. The chair has a high gloss shell and a “hand mirror polished cowling,” according to Fallen Furniture’s website. The Cowling’s interior is upholstered in leather.
“It’s engineered to come apart in three sections, so that it can get through most standard doorways,” Tucker added.
However, the made-to-order chair does not come cheap – the Cowling sells for $27,724. “We have sold a couple so far,” said Tucker.
The company’s other offerings include clocks fashioned from parts of a Boeing 747’s fuselage and tables made from aircraft escape hatches, wheels and tires.
Fallen Furniture is not the only company refashioning aircraft parts as furniture. Boeing, for example, sells a chair built from a DC-9’s jet engine cowling.
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