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Desks Made from Salvaged Airplane Parts by MotoArt
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!

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