Desks… we’ve sat behind them for more hours, days, YEARS even, than most of us could possibly calculate, or care to remember.
But a desk is far more than just a flat surface to perch a laptop computer, a telephone and some framed photographs of loved ones.
Most of us will have had our best ideas when sat behind a desk – moments of true clarity when everything falls into place thanks to the exercise of our ‘grey matter’.
And if you’re looking for a desk to spark the imagination here’s one you might wish to consider, particularly if you work in the aviation industry – or just love flying.
Altitude Creations has taken the inboard mid-flap of a decommissioned Boeing 737 and turned it into a stunning piece of office furniture which is as unique as it is beautiful.
The aluminium flap has been fitted with steel legs and covered in glass to produce a truly inspirational work surface.
With feet made from the mechanism which held the flap to the wing, it still contains the moving red internal components it sported when the plane was in service.
The flap was part of a 737, registration number G-OBMP, which made its first flight in 1991 and was delivered to British Midland in December of that year.
It flew for more than 22 years before touching down for the last time at Norwich Airport on September 12, 2012, before finally being scrapped in February 2014.
As we’re fond of saying, ‘nothing lasts forever’, and there comes a time when an engineer with an expert eye has to call time on every aircraft’s flying days.
That isn’t the end of the story though, and this desk is another example of how we can upcycle old aeroplane parts and turn them into objects of beauty and functionality.
Another flight of fancy, shall we say…
If you’re interested in purchasing this truly unique and beautiful piece of furniture call Altitude Creations on 07926-394821 or e-mail us at email@example.com
This desk is 89L” x 31.5”W x 31.5″H 226cm x 80cm x 80cm