The German airline Lufthansa has recently unveiled a new accessories and home furniture collection made from the retired Airbus A340-600 D-AIHO.
Nowadays, planes meet various fates when they are decommissioned. Some are dismantled, others end up in graveyards, while few will be sent to a museum or reinvented as a restaurant or hotel. The German airline, however, took a different approach with the decommissioned A340-600 D-AIHO Airbus.
Lufthansa decided to commission product designers and recycling experts to sustainably reuse the high-quality components of the airplane. Approximately 92% of the aircraft was recycled.
The collection features lifestyle accessories made from retired safety cards, headrest covers and blankets; keychain and baggage tags entirely crafted from the aluminium cladding of the Airbus.
The upcycled furniture collection also includes coffee tables made from the side of the aircraft, a “wall bar” made from two windows, and a piece of fuselage panel used as table sculpture.
The 20 clock made from the windows fronts of the airplane are already sold out.
Prices start at 25 euro for a keyring, 49 euro for the accessories and 32 euro for luggage items. The coffee table range starting price is 1399 euro. The full collection is available from the Lufthansa worldshop website.
All images courtesy of Lufthansa.