Have you ever wondered what would happen if Luxo Jr., Pixar’s animated desk lamp, ever grew up and became a grown man? Well, if it developed into an adult with a rugged disposition, we have a feeling it would look something like this Jet Exhaust Lamp.
Made by Fallen Furniture, it’s a floor lamp whose shade is made using the remnants of an exhaust cone that’s salvaged from a British Aerospace 146 jet that’s seen better days. Cleaned, treated, and fashioned into a decorative shade, it crowns the articulated lamp, giving it a unique character that should fit in well inside many home interiors.
Drawing inspiration from the A.E Cremer Parisian lights of the 1950s, the Jet Exhaust Lamp stands a towering six feet, making it a fully-grown lamp compared to Luxo Jr.’s child-like frame. The exhaust cone head has gone through a process of sanding, polishing, and heating, leaving the surface radiating with shades of blue, gold, and purple, a far cry from its original appearance as part of the short haul airliner, which ceased production back in 2002. That elaborately-treated head pairs with an Italian holophane glass, creating an ornate top adorning the minimalist stand. Constructed from the ground using polished stainless steel, the stand features a humungous ring-shaped base and a two-point articulated arm, so you can adjust the path of illumination as easily as the lamp you have sitting on your desk at work.