Ordinarily, we’d advise against getting too close to an airplane engine. Keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times. That sort of thing. But in some rare cases we’ll suggest you go sit inside one with a glass of whiskey and a good book.
This is one of those occasions. And it’s because we’ve since discovered the 737 Cowling Chair from the fine folks at Fallen Furniture, an outfit that’s making all manner of good-looking furniture from reclaimed aircraft parts. And in this case, they’re making an actual chair from the engine cowling of a Boeing 737. So what used to propel many tons of metal through the air can now be an accent piece in your living room.
The polished aluminum chair—made to order, so you’ll want inquire online about pricing and delivery—is affixed to a base, on which it can spin. So no more straining your neck to look between the TV and the kitchen. The interior walls and the seat cushion are upholstered in black leather, so that’s cozy.
And the size of this thing—a good six feet at the opening—means you’ve got plenty of room to work with, should you want to curl up inside and take a nap.
Or invite someone to curl up inside with you and not take a nap.