The Cowling Chair Made From Boeing 737 Engine
737 Cowling Chair Specifications:
Height: 200.0 cm
Width: 200.4 cm
Dimension: 200 cm
Price Range: $28,000
The Cowling Chair made by Fallen Furniture, used to be an airplane part. Thus, offers a distinct style to compliment your space. The chair’s body was once an engine cowling on a Boeing 737. Harry and Ben Tucker, brothers and design partners, bought it for £5,000 (about $7,300), refurbished it, and sold it for £19,000 ($28,000).
Fallen Furniture officially launched in the spring of 2012, after the Tucker brothers decided to leave the jobs that bored them (Ben worked at a property investment firm in London; Harry modeled in New York City) for something new. They never thought about going into the furniture business, but got the “off-the-cuff idea” to do so after discovering a California company that turns discarded aircraft parts into pieces of furniture.
The first piece from Fallen Furniture was the Exit Table, made from an emergency exit door on an Airbus A320. The Tuckers source all their airplane pieces from a partner company that dismantles one retired aircraft a week. Certain parts, like entrance doors, can be reused in working aircraft and will fetch resale prices around £20,000. The Tuckers go for the obsolete goods. All their pieces are bespoke, and one can take months to produce. The 737 Cowling Chair took six months to finish.
Created from the engine cowling of a Boeing 737, this colossal, luxurious chair spins weightlessly, on its highly polished aluminum base. Stood
in its original orientation, this immense, captivating structure, is the epitome of luxury seating. The epic proportions of the high gloss flawlessly finished shell and dark interior upholstered in the highest quality leather, frame the hand mirror polished cowling opulently. This unique and impressive piece of airplane art would form centre of any room.
The Tuckers see these forthcoming pieces as luxury items that will come with a narrative and be made from stalwart material. “Today there’s so much stuff that’s soulless and plain,” Tucker says. “We want something you can attach stories to and won't throw away.”