California-based company MotoArt designs striking furniture pieces made from iconic aircraft. More sculpture than industrial design, MotoArt brings function, history, and a sense of eclecticism to their pieces. On top of that, their commitment and love for aviation radiates through their work.
All of the company’s desks are made from parts they have salvaged from vintage airplanes. For starters, the C-119 Rudder Desk is a piece that has been stripped down to show the bones of the original 1940’s design. The C-119 was used during the Korean and Vietnam wars to haul troops, cargo, and weaponry. Believe it or not, this desk requires more than 120 man-hours to make!
The DC-9 Desk is a bold design crafted from Plexiglas, hardwood, and metal that’s been welded, acid-washed, sanded, polished, and buffed—to say the least. The DC-9 plane was first introduced in the 1960s and is still used today by major passenger airlines.
The B-25 Bomber Desk series takes its inspiration (and one-of-a-kind parts!) from bomber planes often used during WWII in the Pacific Ocean. Their durable frames have translated into sturdy and well-designed desks.
All of MotoArt’s desks are limited editions that can be customized for the user. Now you can put an iconic airplane smack-dab in the middle of your home or office—just in a new form, that serves a new function.