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The Boeing Luxury Furniture Shop Is Heaven for (Rich) Aviation Enthusiasts

Every major maker, whether of cars, airplanes, bicycles, or motorcycles, counts on merchandising for profit. Boeing is no different, and this is where creative recycling comes in.
Boeing is creatively recycling aircraft parts into luxury aviation furniture 6 photos
Boeing is creatively recycling aircraft parts into luxury aviation furnitureBoeing is creatively recycling aircraft parts into luxury aviation furnitureBoeing is creatively recycling aircraft parts into luxury aviation furnitureBoeing is creatively recycling aircraft parts into luxury aviation furnitureBoeing is creatively recycling aircraft parts into luxury aviation furniture
For years, Boeing has been selling luxury aviation furniture, so this isn’t exactly news. However, with the clock ticking on Christmas shopping, here’s food for thought if you’re in the market for presents for aviation enthusiasts – friends, family, or even yourself. The prerequisite is that you must be loaded to even consider it an option.

You must also have a sort of eclectic taste in décor in order to fully appreciate this if the historic importance of each and every item bears no weight for you.

To put it simply, unless you have the right home for the kind of furniture Boeing is selling, you’re going to end up with some pretty hideous - or at least curios-looking pieces. That's because these are all about the context in which you choose to display them in.

There is, for instance, an F-4 Phantom Ejection seat, retailing at $12,500. As the name suggests, it’s made of a genuine ejection seat from “a legendary” McDonnell F-4 Phantom II fighter jet, including seatbelts, harness, and steel base. It’s even got a worn, weathered look, which we assume is actually legit. If not for the value added by association, this is one ugly seat that would look hilarious anywhere but an aviation-themed room – or industrial décor, if done right.

The same goes for the self-described “elegant” Boeing 737 Engine table, which retails at a cheaper $9,500, made with elements from Pratt & Whitney JT8D and JT9D jet engines. An even cheaper – and arguably better looking – table is the Boeing 727 Half Stator Table ($5,500), which uses actual stators from a Pratt & Whitney JT8D turbofan engine of a 727 jetliner. Or you can go higher, with the $12,500 Boeing 727 American Flag Table - Starboard Side, which is made with the American flag decal cut from the fuselage of a Boeing 727 jetliner.

Boeing offers three categories of artifacts: furniture, wall art, and office décor. Wall art is perhaps the most affordable of the three, with offers like the F-4 Phantom Instrument Panel 4, which sells for $950. Again, they all have to fit in with the rest of your home to work.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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