Restoration Hardware’s Aviator Wing Desk is inspired by streamlined WW II fighter planes
Curators of the finest historical design the world has to offer, the growing and innovative luxury home furnishing brand Restoration Hardware which has earlier impressed us with the sculptural table composed of 50 individual disks of plywood called the Stack 50 table, and the Timothy Oulton’s Aviator Chair that draws inspiration from bomber planes, has now come up with Aviator Wing Desk inspired by streamlined World War II fighter planes. Described to be a shining swoop of metal, the desk’s shape impressively mimics the bent wing of a plane. Poised as if for take-off, the $2,195 desk has been hand-built of patchworked panels of polished aluminum, built over solid hardwood frame, and is further accented with exposed steel screws. However, the desk isn’t complete without the Devon Spitfire leather chair that has also been inspired by WW II planes, and impressively recalls the sleek modernity of aviation’s Golden Age.
Weighing 184 lbs, the Restoration Hardware Aviator Wing Desk also impressively features 3 black-cotton canvas-lined shelves that offer ample storage to hold paper and other necessary supplies.
The aluminum used on the desk has a matte finish that’s lightly distressed for a vintage look, and it should be noted that intentional nicks, dings, small starches and other imperfections found on the desk actually adds to the character and uniqueness of each item.
And to maintain the shine of the polished aluminum, buyer has to get it buffed occasionally with metal polish.
Speaking about the Devon Spitfire leather chair priced between $849 and $1,220, it features a deeply cupped seat and padded arms, upholstered in supple Antiqued Whiskey leather, and die-cast aluminum pedestal base with quartet of casters for effortless maneuvering.