Lufthansa Brings Plane Parts To A Living Room Near You

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Move over Ikea, there's a new trendy home furnishings designer in the house: Lufthansa. 

The German flag carrier has launched an exclusive collection for aviation enthusiasts that allows them to take a little piece of an LH Airbus A320 home with them, thanks to its Upcycling Collection 2.0.

Freestanding bar crafted out of a retired Lufthansa A320 cabin door, selling for CA$1.2 million.


The “Papa Alpha” A320 (its nickname derived from the D-AIPA registration code) was delivered to the German flag carrier in 1989 and became the first Airbus aircraft operated by the carrier. Now, it will live on in a 21-piece collection of lifestyle furnishings, trendy accessories and truly novel sculptures.

Using everything from actual plane parts down to the cabin fabrics, product designers are turning the retired aircraft into unique furniture and everyday products that consumers can purchase on the Lufthansa World Shop. 

Highlights include coffee tables made from the aircraft’s speed brake and landing flaps; ‘wall bars’ created from the aircraft skin and windows; and a freestanding bar crafted from the cabin door, of which only four were made (and coming with a CA$1.2 million price tag). 

The collection also sees the return of favourites from the project's first iteration, including aviation tag keyrings made from the fuselage.

“Every piece has a story to tell, has flown tens of thousands of kilometres and has been through storms, lightning and hail,” said Stefan Wolf, deputy head of the A320 fleet in Frankfurt.

This current project is a follow-up to last year’s début, which featured products made from a retired A340-600. There are also plans for a third upcycled collection, with the upcoming retirement of the A320 Papa Charlie.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.




Comments

Harry Schneider - August 14, 2020 @ 11:30
how much for the toilet please ?

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