Plane Industries furniture made from upcycled aeroplane parts

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Popular with aeroplane enthusiasts, there’s a whole host of designers looking for ways to reuse material from decommissioned aircrafts. In the beautiful city of Bath, one company getting it right. Plane Industries specialise in crafting unique clocks, lighting, tables, drinks cabinets and wall art from upcycled aeroplane parts from both military and civilian aircraft.

Not just a tribute to aviation heritage, inspiration for their designs ranges from the Art Deco period of the 1900s, to Parisian industrial design of the 1940s as well as 21st-century styling. Individual aeroplane parts are married with sustainable metals, woods and textiles that result in elegant, modern and functional pieces. Pictured above is the Exhaust Lamp made from a BAE 146 and takes inspiration from the A.E. Cremer Parisian lights of the 1950s.

For a great example of how aviation furniture can look in situ, check out the office interior at Air Charter Service, as seen in their recent article on aviation decor, The Afterlife of Old Aircraft.

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Exhaust Lamp detail

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Exhaust Lamp made from a BAE 146

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Exit Table made from an Airbus A320 Aircraft Escape Hatch

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The Bomb Drinks Cabinet made from R.A.F. MK1 Practice Cluster Bomb

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Boeing Fuselage Clock

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Boeing Fuselage Clock

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737 Cowling Chair made from Boeing 737 Engine Cowling

With special thanks to Air Charter Service for sponsoring this post. 

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).