Living Room Furniture: Aviation-Inspired Pieces That Elevate Your Home
– 11 Jun. 2019 –
Up, up and away! It’s no secret that here at Timothy Oulton, we love an aviator chair, chest or even mirror that brings a rugged sense of adventure to your home. Here, we take a look at some of our favourite pieces of aviation-inspired living room furniture that elevate your interior décor to dizzying new heights.
Living Room Furniture With A Vintage Soul
Every piece in our Aviator range is one-of-a-kind, with a backstory to match. Inspired by the iconic Spitfire fighter planes that safeguarded the skies throughout World War II, this uniquely British furniture is hewn from aged aluminium and finished with rivets for an authentically rugged look with a devil-may-care attitude to match. So fasten your seatbelts: it’s time to let your imagination take flight.
Arguably the most iconic piece of our Aviator range, this leather armchair is a sleek representation of British and American military cooperation throughout history. Our Tomcat’s plush curves are inspired by the twin-cockpit seats of the F-14 Tomcat, which was deployed by the U.S. Navy for some of its most prolific missions throughout the 1970s. Its butter-soft leather seat is then clad in riveted aluminium, bringing to mind the British Supermarine Spitfire that was a pivotal asset for the allies during World War II.
Each Aviator Tomcat is painstakingly constructed and finished to the highest standards, with every aluminium panel undergoing a five-step distressing process to create a look that is breathtaking from every angle. Such is the creativity behind this pleasingly retro armchair that the Aviator Tomcat won the 2010 Luxuria award for Most Innovative Product Design – a worthy recognition of this inimitable piece.
Marrying the romance of a long voyage with the sleek finish of a military aircraft, the Globetrekker Aero Bookcase is a stand-alone tribute to the golden age of travel, and a statement piece that offers far more than just storage. Inspired by an original 1914 trunk that our founder Timothy Oulton discovered on his travels at an antiques market, this intricate piece is wood-panelled, and hand-finished with rivets, leather corners and brass hardware.
Lined in understated, durable black canvas, the Globetrekker Aero is a striking piece of contemporary furniture, and the perfect showcase for any keen traveller’s collection of well-used guidebooks, photo albums and treasured keepsakes.
Plan your next strategic manoeuvre in singular style. Guaranteed to imbue your work with a sense of gravitas, the Aviator Valkyrie Desk is named after the North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie, a strategic bomber prototype used for supersonic test flights in the 1960s.
This strikingly aerodynamic desk is finished in our signature Spitfire riveted metal. Built to mimic the plane’s riveted exterior, each of Aviator Valkyrie’s aluminium panels is painstakingly shaped, before being fixed by hand-applied nails. The intricate distressing process that each desk undergoes ensures that – much like the legendary planes that it pays tribute to – every piece has its own character and unique story to tell.
A dashing piece, our Globetrekker Aero is a designer coffee table inspired by the heroic pilots that shaped modern history. Crafted from distressed aluminium, this indispensible table can be used as occasional seating, a casual footrest and, of course, a handsome home for your drink as you while away an evening with friends, recounting rousing tales of derring-do.
We’re understandably proud of the Globetrekker’s rugged good looks, including its curved wooden trims, butter-soft leather corners and handles, and painstakingly hand-applied brass rivets. This commitment to hand-finishing each piece to the highest quality standards is what sets us apart from the pack, and makes us a worthy preserver of Britain’s long and proud history in aviation.
Storage meets heritage in our Aviator Blackhawk Chest. Unashamedly industrial in style, this chest may be decorative, but it is also highly practical, offering deep black canvas-lined drawers in which to stow your kit. The Blackhawk Chest is rich with clever detail; its rounded corners and distinctive pull handles are designed to evoke the U.S. Army’s famous Black Hawk helicopter, while its tough exterior styling comes courtesy of the British Submarine Spitfire plane.
Clad in interconnecting aluminium panels, and hand-finished with robust rivets, this tough storage chest is available in a range of sizes to suit your space, and is built to handle whatever everyday life throws at it.
Reflecting not just your appearance but an entire proud legacy of British engineering heritage, our Aviator Cowling Mirror is inspired by the technical excellence of aircraft engines. Its distinctive shape recollects the casing that housed the Spitfire’s powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, while its aluminium panels are distressed to create an authentic finish for each piece.
A statement piece guaranteed to create a talking point out of the plainest white wall, the Aviator Cowling is available in two sizes, and two finishes to reflect just the right amount of light into your living room.
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