When It's Gone It's Gone, an online one-of-a-kind store, is selling this Royal Navy ejector seat that's been fitted with legs for use as an office desk-chair. Not sure what the ergonomics are like (I assume that a pilot's seat has to be at least moderately comfy, though!), and as for price, it's a strictly "make an offer" affair.
Our Martin Baker Mk6 ejector seat for sale, originally used in a Royal Navy Buccaneer, has been fitted with a stainless steel frame, transforming it into the unique seat it is today! Complete with original 'chutes, harness and eject handles, the seat is guaranteed to turn heads in the office or look great at home!
The Mk.6MSB was fitted to the Buccaneer jet used by both RAF and Royal Navy. This seat in particular was fitted to XV157 which flew first with the Royal Navy from '66, including operating from the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle (where its was coded 107/E) and RAF squadrons from '69. XV157 was sadly scrapped in '91, at which point this seat was removed and converted to a training seat.
The ejector seat has been kept in its original authentic condition to preserve its' history; parts are original to the chair, including straps, parachute, seat cushion and handles. Paintwork has been kept as the original. Rockets are present - including pitch rockets - minus cartridge and propellant.
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Sigurdur Gustafsson's motley "Copy and Paste Chair" is made from oak, red, black, white and natural with poly carbonate plates, and limited to 100 signed pieces.
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John Makepeace's Knot Chair, a finalist for the 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize, poleaxed me this morning during my dawn RSS patrol. Something about it -- it seems so friendly, homey, something between a twig chair at a cottage and a furnishing from the Flintstones house. It's got the desiderata enzyme, whatever it is.Chair made from Coney Island wood slabs Chair hand-woven from aluminium New chair from legendary designer Niels Diffrient Chair made from discarded paperbacks Cinch Seat: handsome flat-pack portable booster chair BB Video: Top Chair? Joel Reviews The Herman Miller Embody and ... Read the rest