Fallen furniture: bespoke aeronautical design

Reclaimed aircraft parts make for striking interiors

The sky’s the limit when it comes to dreaming up plane-inspired homeware with Fallen Furniture. From desks to wall art, these design mavericks craft made-to-order and bespoke pieces using reclaimed aircraft parts, from fuselage to engine elements or a wing.

The striking Bomb drinks cabinet (£50,000, first picture) is just one example of brothers Harry and Ben Tucker’s skill at turning an unusual heritage object into a design-led piece; the 1970s RAF cluster bomb now has a sliding American-walnut platform that conceals a custom-made cocktail kit.

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A high-profile client recently requested that Fallen design an entire office space; the plans feature a drop tank (the fuel tank attached to a jet-fighter that drops off to lighten its weight) transformed into an industrial-chic sofa (£35,000), with leather upholstery made by the same company that works with Aston Martin and Bentley. Smaller designs include a desk lamp (£799, second picture) made from the leading-edge slat of an Airbus A320.

Knockout made-to-order pieces from the signature collection include a drinks bar (£12,995, third picture) fashioned from the curve of an engine, an emergency exit door transformed into a coffee table (£3,995) and an exhaust pipe from a BAE 146 repurposed as a 6ft-high lamp (£5,995), inspired by the A E Cremer lights from the 1950s.

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This flair for detail has attracted the attention of more than just private clients: Bristol energy company Ovo commissioned a Wright Brothers-inspired conference table (£15,000) to grace its headquarters, adapted from a modern aluminium aircraft wing.

“We have a partner who runs the largest aircraft decommissioning centre in Europe, which means we have unparalleled access to parts and pieces,” says Ben, co-founder and CEO. “But we also find exotic items from around the world. The cluster bomb, although British-built, came from Asia.”

Takes the at-home in-flight experience to new heights.

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