There are limitless concepts for turning the everyday item as well as the industrial into something new and still usable.
With a unique niche in the recycling industry, MotoArt launched in 2001 and they now have showrooms around the world. Their team uses retired aircraft materials and parts, reconstructing them into edgy and functional designs.
Taking old planes and salvaging the scraps, they are then rebuilt, reformed and revived.
Most present day aircrafts are constructed of a high amount of aluminum, normally around 80% by weight for each commercially produced airframe, according to The Aluminum Association. With a high recyclability rate, aircraft materials are normally salvaged. However, the benefits of upcycling entire portions may often outweigh traditional recycling processes with regard to the amount of energy needed to reproduce an item.
With several furniture styles and products, MotoArt’s ideas turn even the most unsuspecting supplies into stylish pieces with attitude.
Parts like an old airplane wing are not normally something you would imagine getting to work or sitting down to lunch at, but this table makes you rethink discharged modes of flight. There are even fine-tuned details, like cleverly placed heavy-duty grommet holes for routing all those messy but necessary wires.
Check out the WACO Wing Desk being made:
Other major upcycling projects include beds, full service bars, large-scale sculptures, entryways, LED lighting fixtures as wells as other items and accessories.
The company also provides a bit of history for each plane that has been resurrected into a new existence.
I personally would much rather see more unemployed and unreplaced bombs being turned into fish tanks and tables.
Images via the MotoArt gallery.
Want to make an at-home version of a recycled plane? Check out instructables for a tutorial on crafting an aerodynamic model fit for flight made from recycled plastic PET bottles.
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