Aircrafts are made up of parts with amazing shapes, materials and textures.
The aim of this project is to use and up-cycle these old parts into furniture and lighting that is unique, original and convenient.
84 designer, Daniel BRECHET was influenced by the spaceships in science-fiction movies and the steampunk movement. His inspiration comes directly from the shape and material of each aircraft part.
Each piece of furniture and each lamp is handmade from real aircraft parts, using as many recycled and high-grade materials as possible, such as Inconel (nickel-chromium-based superalloy), aluminum, copper, wood, leather, tempered glass, etc.
The table stand is made with fighter aircraft Mirage III jet engine nose. The tempered glass is held in place with four handmade riveted aluminum sheet brackets. Interior LED lighting emits a soft lightning.
The bathroom sink is made with a jet engine starter mounting bracket—this part was mounted inside the jet engine nose used as table stand. On each side, squared copper plumbing tubes can receive towels. At the bottom, a LED lamp with motion sensor produces a soft lightning through the glass wash-basin.
A light aircraft Piper PA-28RT Arrow IV right fuel tank was used to create the small desk. The four stems are made with riveted aluminum sheet coming from aircraft wings. A storage box can store documents, pens, laptop, etc. The fuel filler cap on the top and the fuel hose located at the back are reminders of the aircraft used to create the desk.
The floor lamp is composed of a lamp base, a long arm and a counterweight. The lamp base is a part of a machine tool—the arm is handmade with riveted aluminum sheet and the counterweight is an airliner fire extinguisher filled of small steel balls.
Pendant light I is a jet engine combustion chamber hung by copper plumbing tubes. The base is a hard drive aluminum enclosure. A supple LED band produces soft lighting.