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This beautiful desk is made from the elevator of a Grumman HU-16 Albatross
This beautiful desk is made from the elevator of a Grumman HU-16 Albatross
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This beautiful desk is made from the elevator of a Grumman HU-16 Albatross
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This beautiful desk is made from the elevator of a Grumman HU-16 Albatross
Obviously we're nuts about the powder-coated orange
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Obviously we're nuts about the powder-coated orange
This beautiful desk is made from the elevator of a Grumman HU-16 Albatross
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This beautiful desk is made from the elevator of a Grumman HU-16 Albatross
The aluminum legs are fabricated
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The aluminum legs are fabricated
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Gizmag is no stranger to MotoArt's work, upcycling bits of old airplanes into showboating corporate furniture, but this beautiful desk made from the elevator of a Grumman HU-16 Albatross is something else. Obviously, we're nuts about the powder-coated orange.

The custom-made desk features a top of tempered glass, engineered to fit snugly with the elevator's contours.

Elevators are the surfaces at the rear of a plane that control pitch. MotoArt seems particular pleased with the shine it's buffed up on the trim tab – the adjustable surface on the trailing edge of the elevator. The desk's aluminum legs are fabricated.

The Grumman HU-16 Albatross was a large amphibious flying boat produced between 1949 and 1961 and was flown by the US Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard and other military forces around the world.

The desks can be built from 6 feet (1.8 m) up to 13 feet (4 m) in length. MotoArt describes the piece as "very limited" – so if you want to order one, don't hang about. Only 466 Albatross were built – that's 932 elevators. We have a slight suspicion that MotoArt doesn't have access to all of them...

You can take a look at some of MotoArt's other recent work in the gallery.

Source: MotoArt via @RowlandWhite

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2 comments
Tom Lee Mullins
They have a lot of cool things.
martinkopplow
If they only would't use their dead ugly legs on all the stuff. The legs aesthetics cleary fall behind compared to the engineering beauty of the airframe parts.