The current economic trend is pushing the companies to downsize their staff but MotoArt gainsays this development with its GE-747 Cowling Desk. Designed to double up the reception area, this twin-desk was created exclusively for Qatar’s new GE Advanced Research & Technology Center. It is refurbished out of the CF6-50 engine used for KLM’s 747 aircraft in 1975 with GE’s high-bypass turbofan engines that rated at 54,000 pounds of thrust. The company, renowned for its expertise in making furniture from discarded aviation parts, decided to split the engine cowling into equal halves and double them into an impressive 24’ long reception area. While the exterior shines with high-sheen mirror-polished engine cowling, the inside is elegant with bamboo plywood desktops and polished aluminum caps.
Update – For $28,500, the GE-747 Cowling Desk doubles up on cost too.