Thursday, December 19, 2013

How To Recycle An Airplane

A recycled jetliner produces tons of metal and millions of dollars in parts, but a mistake could cost hundreds of lives. Here's how the company that salvaged the plane from Lost does its destructive business.P
A car's typically just parted out once and then scrapped at the end of its life, but a jumbo jet is full of thousands of valuable parts that will be salvaged or recycled numerous times. One passenger plane may transition into service transporting packages, or off to commercial service in Africa, and then the fuselage used for training purposes.
Approximately 450 large aircraft are completely scrapped and disassembled each year, according to the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association, with another 5,900 passenger jets to be recycled by 2028 according to Boeing. Given the high prices for parts, dangerous materials, and the risk involved in recycling airplane parts it's not a job for any dismantling yard.P
"In short, it's not like the auto [recycling] business," says aviation archeologist and plane recycling expert Doug Scroggins, who was responsible for recycling the airliner that's the centerpiece for ABC's Lost and serves as managing director for ARC Aeropsace Industries. "If you sell an engine off an aircraft and it crashes, you're going to be spending a great deal of time in jail."
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Click "next" to go through the process of recycling an aircraft, or go here to see this in one long post.
Transport The Aircraft To Its FInal Resting Place
Strip The Planes Of Hazardous Materials
A modern aircraft is full of toxic and even radioactive materials as well as hazardous fluids used to make the plane operate. De-icing fluid runoff has been known to turn creeks bright orangeand spraying planes with pesticides was once a common practice. Whether on-site or elsewhere, anything posing a danger to workers is carefully removed according to a strict set of regulations.
Remove The Engine
The engine is the single most valuable part of an aircraft and can be resold whole or parted out. A used engine is worth millions sold directly and many are rented out hourly for prices around $20-25,000 per monthP
"One engine has probably been on 50 airplanes," says Scroggins. "While you and I are talking, engines are being moved between airplanes, and parts are being pulled out to make better engines and then going on a wing."
Remove The Avionics And Electronics
Many of the thousands of valuable parts on a plane are the electronic bits, whether it's something as complex as the flight control computers, as important as a blackbox recorder, or as simple as the fuse for a coffee maker.
Gut The Interior
The interiors make up around 30% of the weight of a jetliner, and while the materials themselves aren't recyclable the highly specialized parts are.P
"When you're dealing with an automobile seat out of a car it may be worth $50 to $100," says Scroggins. "[With an aircraft] it can be worth as little as $450 or as much as $5,000."
Strip The Metals
A Boeing 747, once stripped, can produce 100 tons of valuable metals such as aluminum. According to AFRA, their members produce 30,000 tons of aluminum, 1,800 tons of special alloys, and 600 tons of parts every year.
Snag The Landing Gear
Surprisingly, after the engines the most valuable part of an aircraft is its landing gear. A used landing gear off of a Boeing 777 costs into the millions. But in order to get at the landing gear the plane has to be propped up on some sort of support so the gear can be stripped.
Send It To The Shredder
Once all the valuable parts of plane are gone and there's nothing left that anyone would want it's finally shredded.
But Wait, There's More
Not all planes go to the shredder. A few are saved to produce films. Stcoggings' planes have been used in films like War Of The Worlds and, most famously, the Delta Lockheed L-1011 in Lost. Other uses for a plane's shell includes training for flight attendants, pilots, and first-responders.



There are large aircraft recyclers in many countries, typically located at commercial airports or former military bases. These facilities include a runway large enough to support a jetliner and plenty of space for storing planes. Not all vehicles are immediately scrapped, but just stored until the plane's owners decide what to do with them.PP
Sources: Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association, Boeing, Honolulu Star BulletinBBC NewsP
All photos Matt Cardy/Getty Images unless otherwise noted.P

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Happy Holidays - Flight Studio Store

Happy Holidays from InterFlight Studio and Flight Studio Store.
www.flightstudiostore.com


Are you at a loss for new gift ideas this year?  Why not get your loved ones something inspired by flight?  What could be more magical than that?  InterFlight Studio & Flight Studio Store have the perfect gifts for the aviation lover in your life.  Whether you have a small child that just LOVES airplanes, or maybe you are a stuartist or pilot, no matter what your role in the aviation life, Flight Studio Store has the perfect gifts for this holiday season.

We offer the entire collection of PanAM bags, and we ship internationally!!!  We also offer the Randolph Engineering collection, and the Randolph Ranger collection.

For something a little more unique and personal, try browsing through our artists section where we have collected a number of fine art with an aviation twist.  Flight Studio Store also offers fine, luxury design pieces as well, including some pieces made from original aircraft parts.

No matter what your needs are for this holiday season, and no matter the budget, flight studio store has something to offer everyone.  Check out our online store today:



www.flightstudiostore.com



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Next Generation of Aircraft

InterFlight Studio knows that there will always be a new generation of aircraft, one better than the last.  And even better for them, because InterFlight Studio has recently begun designing their own products and designs for market using only the original parts from recycled aircraft.

It is a brilliant idea, to upcycle parts from a retired plane.  And what better place to imagine these enormous and modern design pieces, why not place them where they came from to start with, an airport!




It is easy to see how well the aircraft parts made into unique design pieces can work in an airport.  They can give the airport a discussion piece for everyone who walks through it.  The pieces themselves will help people to think of pleasant things while they fly/walk through the airport.  Perhaps maybe art is the way to re-teach people the positive aspects of flight.  In today's modern society, we often forget how new this technology is to the human race, and how much it changed the world we are living in today.
Today flying is associated with lots of annoyances like security checks, loud people, and long lines.  However, when people walk through an airport with multiple art and design pieces made with up-cycled aircraft parts, they begin to interact with the aircraft like most people never have before.  Instead of being bored at the airport, they will marvel in approval at the brilliant design technologies.  People will find these pieces interesting, and a way to appreciate the flights of the recent past.











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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Miami Art Basel 2013

Miami's Art Basel 2013

Oscar Garcia, President of InterFlight Studio, took to the galleries to get the word out about the next great artist, especially on the aviation scene.  Richard Kai, an artist and pilot from Japan, has been making the most amazing paintings.  


Pictured Below:  Snow Covered Approach
What a beautiful view of the northern lights and the blue moon through the window of the cockpit. 






Richard Kai is inspired by city-scapes and skies.  As a former pilot of international lines and large scale planes, Richard Kai has had a lot of flying hours in the cockpit.  From memory, he has transformed those visionary experiences into oil paintings.  

When you look at one of Kai's pieces, you can easily imagine yourself as the pilot, behind a 747 about to land in one of the world's most fabulous cities.  New York, Hiroshima, Paris, London, or Hawaii, no matter what city you are landing in, the world looks beautiful from Kai's perspective.  

Dont be surprised when you see Richard Kai's work on the Miami scene.  His bright color pallet really connects with the Art Deco lifestyle of Miami, and its themes resonate with Miami's jet setting culture.  

Check out Richard Kai's work at the link here:  http://www.interflightstudio.com/#!richard-kai/cepr

Richard Kai is exclusively represented by InterFlight Studio:  www.interflightstudio.com

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Airplane Sustainable Design - InterFlight Studio

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Airplane Sustainable Design - InterFlight Studio




With the involvement and enthusiasm of people like you, recycling is back and so are thousands upon thousands of recycled products made from materials that would otherwise be piling up in our nation's landfills. It doesn't just make sense. It makes a huge difference to our environment, our quality of life, and our country's future.

Recycling is really just common sense, and until the "modern era," it was a common household activity. Before the 1920s, 70% of U.S. cities ran programs to recycle certain materials. During World War II, industry recycled and reused about 25% of the waste stream. Because of concern for the environment, recycling is again on the upswing. The nation's composting and recycling rate rose from 7.7% of the waste stream in 1960 to 17% in 1990. It's currently up to around 30%. California is at about 48%.

The Garbage Crisis
The world has changed a lot in the past century. From individually packaged food servings to disposable diapers, more garbage is generated now than ever before. The average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. This garbage, the solid waste stream, goes mostly to landfills, where it's compacted and buried. As the waste stream continues to grow, so will the pressures on our landfills, our resources, and our environment.
Recycling - An Important Part Of The Solution
The more we recycle, the less garbage winds up in our landfills and incineration plants. By reusing aluminum, paper, glass, plastics, and other materials, we can save production and energy costs, and reduce the negative impacts that the extraction and processing of virgin materials has on the environment.
It all comes back to you. Recycling gets down to one person taking action. New products can be made from your recyclable waste material. Recycling is good for our environment, our communities, and our economy.

InterFlight Studio is dedicated to creating designs that are both green for the enviornment and beautiful in design.  InterFlight Studio only uses real parts from decomissioned airplanes to build their creations.  In this way, we are saving the airplane, some of its history, and re-integrating it into our culture and society again.  Otherwise the airplanes get broken down and sit around in a warehouse for many years collecting dust.  

InterFlight Studio gives old aircraft new life and new purpose.  Our in house design team can create anything you can imagine from furniture to chandeliers, to installations of a grand magnitude.  Our love and passion is flight, and we love to share the magic of flying with the rest of the world.  

Please visit:  www.interflightstudio.com

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Flight Concepts - by InterFlight Studio

The Grand Aviation Chandelier Concept - InterFlight Studio
Airport Decoration



InterFlight Studio is the only gallery in the world dedicated to representing artists and designers inspired by the magic of flight.  In addition to representing artists, InterFlight Studio has also expanded into doing their own in house design concepts.  The Grand Aviation Chandelier is one of those concepts.

InterFlight Studio's mission is to express their love for flight through art and design, and inspire others also.  Lots of people, when they think about flying, it has turned into alot of negative things.  People dont like waiting in lines, security screenings, etc.  There was once a time when flying was fun, and it was more than just a way to get across the world.  It was an experience all its own, and InterFlight Studio wants to bring that feeling back.  The feeling of the first time you flew on an airplane, and the joy it brought you.

Let InterFlight Studio work for you.  No matter what your idea is, big or small, we can design something completely unique for you or your building.

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We would love to work with you.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Grand Aviation Chandelier Concept

The Grand Aviation Chandelier Concept
Copyright InterFlight Studio 2013



The Grand Aviation Chandelier Concept by InterFlight Studio, is truely a one of a kind design item.  These chandeliers are completely custom made for each specific client.  These chandeliers use the cowling from an original jet engine and turbine blades recycled from that same engine.  There are also three original airport landing strip lights that illuminate this chandelier.  

Whether these custom chandeliers are for your home, office, lobby, or airport, they are sure to impress all who see them.  Their beauty will stand the test of time, and it is a great tribute to the magnificent machines they once were.  

These chandeliers appease both men and women.  Women like the curving effect of the lights as they tumble down from the cowling.  Men, like the industrial feel of steel instead of the typical frilly decorations that ususally adorn chandeliers.  

InterFlight Studio is the only gallery in the world representing artists and designers inspired by the magic of flight.  Recently, they have begun designing their own in house collection for special clients only.  This chandelier concept is one of those pieces from their new exclusive line.  For years, InterFlight Studio has been a leader in aircraft repurposed furniture.  They represent some of the best artists and designers who take the concept of 'green design' to a whole new level.  

If you are an Interior Designer, we would like to hear feedback from you.  We are always interested in working with interior designers or architects to plan out something much larger than these simple concepts.  
If you have a special client, we would love to help you fulfill their dreams.  

To see more of InterFlight Studio's work please visit:  www.interflightstudio.com






Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Fountain of Flight Concept - Airport Luxury

The Fountain of Flight Concept
As visualized in an airport.  Design Concept copyright owned by InterFlight Studio 2013



The future is all about green energy and re-purposing materials creatively.  What better way to create a future airport design than by using the airplanes from the past and turning them into functional art.  The fountain of flight was created for big spaces.  Airports, hotels, even large homes.

This fountain is made from the cowling of a jet engine.  This idea, by the in-house design team at InterFlight Studio, is a great, simple way of showing your love of aviation through design.

Right now this idea is a copyrighted concept.  However, if you would like to make this fountain a reality for you, your property, or whatever you have in mind, InterFlight Studio is here for you.  Simply email us at:  gallery@interflightstudio.com and someone will be ready to fulfill your aviation design dreams.
We can even design you something completely custom, made just for you and your space.  Whether you want a couch, table, shelves, chandelier, or fountain, InterFlight Studio's creative team will design around you.
Please check our website at:  www.interflightstudio.com

Green Design - Airplane Re-purposed

Costa Rican Airplane Hotel (2) 1
Costa Rican Airplane Hotel (2) 2
If you have fantasies of living like the Swiss Family Robinson or even the characters in Lost, this rainforest resort near Quepos, Costa Rica may be just the ticket. Situated on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Costa Verde Resort features an incredible hotel suite set inside a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane. In its former life the airplane transported globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines, and it now serves as a two bedroom suite perched on the edge of the rainforest overlooking the beach and ocean.

Situated on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Costa Verde Resort features an incredible hotel suite set inside a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane.The two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite also includes a kitchenette, flat-screen tvs, a dining room, and a terrace with an ocean view.'
What a great way to re-purpose an airplane.  

Do you have high-flying dreams?  Does this project sound like something you would want to do for yourself, or your business?  

Let InterFlight Studio make your aviation dreams come true with our one of a kind designs, and our creative team.  We can help you achieve whatever project is in your mind, from a small furniture piece, to a large scale construction project.  InterFlight Studio specializes in one of a kind items and design.  If you can dream it, we can help you create and realize it.  

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Friday, November 8, 2013

The Grand Aviation Chandelier Design Concept - InterFlight Studio

The Grand Aviation Chandelier Design Concept
InterFlight Studio 




































This amazing and wonderful chandelier design was thought up by the in-house design team at InterFlight Studio.  Using 100% real parts from an actual aircraft, this chandelier will stand apart from all other aviation related designs.  No one else in the world is making chandeliers from parts of an old airplane except InterFlight Studio.

Do you want to put something really impressive in that new lobby you have being built?, Or perhaps you have a home with really high ceilings.

No matter what your design needs are, InterFlight Studio can help you come up with a design that is truely over the top, original, and stands the test of time.  This chandelier already has so much history, and that history will only get richer as mankinds understanding of flight enters it's new chapter into space.

This chandelier is made with the cowling from a plane engine, and two sizes of turbine blades circle around the cowling.  For the actual lighting part of this design piece, actual lighting from airport runways were used to create a wonderful blue color.  This art piece is for someone and someplace very special.

For inquiries please email:  gallery@interflightstudio.com

Or visit our website for more designs and concepts:  www.interflightstudio.com

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fountain of Flight - Airport Design

The Fountain of Flight takes to the Airport.  This would be the ideal setting for this wonderful fountain.  Designed from the cowling of an original aircraft sent to the scrap yard, this is a wonderful way to repurpose aviation parts and make them admirable once again.


This fountain simply commands the attention of spectators old and young.  What a great way to introduce aviation history, and aviation luxury design to people around the world  This fountain is a simple concept which can be infinitely elaborated upon for the biggest or the smallest of projects.  Interflight Studio is on top of the aviation design market, delivering one of a kind unique aviation pieces made by real artists for an ever changing, ever evolving world.  These designs will stand the test of time.  In addition to generating more interest for aviation and design, InterFlight Studio is also demonstrating remarkable ways to recycle old materials and make them new again.  In our current global situation, every little bit of recycling helps.  By setting this example, of going "green" and recycling, perhaps it will help to shift the collective thought to establishing some type of re-purposing program themselves.  
Please visit:  www.interflightstudio.com  for more information and examples.  

Interior Design takes to new heights.

Interior Design is taking to new heights with InterFlight Studio's radical new and fresh concepts for aviation luxury design.  We have come up with several new concepts recently including the Turbine Blade Chandelier, the Fountain of Flight, and The Propeller Blade Sculpture.

Here is an example of a possibility for a lobby using interflight studio's propeller blade sculptures as the focal point of the installation.



This installation is sure to impress clients, visitors, and much more.  An impressive display of the magic of flight.  The propeller blades are certainly impressive and a limited item.

When it comes to your next interior design project, why not ask for some aviation inspiration from InterFlight Studio.  We can help you invision your client's dream and turn it into reality.

Please visit our website at:  www.interflightstudio.com

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Fountain of Flight - InterFlight Studio

InterFlight Studio is proud to introduce a new concept:  
The Fountain of Flight.  



Made from the outer shell of an aircraft jet engine, this fountain will sooth your mind all day with its tranquil and gentle sounds. This fountain is available for the client to design freely.  The way the water interacts with the fountain is completely up to what the client has in mind.

This is a one of a kind piece.  No one else in the world is making concepts like this.  The jet engine is barely recognizable for what it once was.  Now it can be an industrial looking, one of a kind piece of art work and a piece of history.  It's simple shape makes is suitable for any space, indoors or out.

Fountains drown out background noise, and often help people relax into a gentle state of mind.  Not only will this fountain remind you of soaring high above the clouds, but it will massage your mind after a long day of work stresses and troubles.  This is a beautiful masterpiece made completely for you.

InterFlight Studio represents artists and designers who are inspired by aviation and aerospace.  They are the only gallery in the world to bring these special designers together, and together, they make the best luxury aviation furniture on the market today.  When you work with a real artist, the result is something truly special and priceless.

Visit our website for more info about us:   www.interflightstudio.com

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Turbine Blade Chandelier Concept

Check out the latest concept by InterFlight Studio.  A custom made Turbine Blade Chandelier.  This wonderful dramatic piece is made with real turbine blades.

At InterFlight Studio, we will work with you to make sure you get the perfect design piece for your space.  Since each one is completely custom made, you can choose how big or small you want this piece.  We offer these blades, as is, or with a silver shine finishing on each one.

Let us make you high flying aviation dreams come true.

This chandelier was inspired by geometric shapes, aviation, and industrial design.  I wanted to create a piece of "furniture" that was masculine as well as in good design taste.  Most chandeliers are made to impress women, however, there is not many options for lighting that appeal to men.
This turbine blade chandelier is the answer to those problems.  The square and rectangular shapes are more pleasing to men, as well as the materials used in this design.  The layering technique is also appealing to women.  Giving it a subtle look of grace makes it the perfect middle point between male and female taste.






Please go to www.interflightstudio.com  for more information and to see other aviation related designs and masterpieces.

InterFlight Studio is proud to be the only gallery in the world specializing in aerospace and aviation contemporary art and design.  We represent a wide variety of artists creating everything from paintings to sculptures to furniture.  Everything we sell is made by a real artist and are mostly one of a kind, priceless items.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Scimitar Propeller Blade Sculpture - Modern Decor at its best

The Scimitar Propeller sculpture by InterFlight Studio, is one of the most valuable objects of decoration on the market today.  This rare propeller blade holds within it, a piece of aviation history and excitement.  There are only a limited number of these even in existence in the world.
Now, InterFlight Studio is offering them to collectors and art appreciators around the world for a value price.  This object is perfect for an art or design collector because of the history this piece holds.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A scimitar propeller is shaped like a scimitar sword, with increasing sweep along the leading edge. Typically scimitar propellers are constructed of lightweight or composite materials. In the early 1900s they were made of laminated wood. The combination of light weight and efficient aerodynamics results in more power and reduced noise.
Turboprops have a fairly narrow sweet spot at speeds below about 450 mph. All propellers lose efficiency at high speed, due to an effect known as wave drag which occurs just below supersonic speeds. This powerful form of drag exhibits sudden onset, and it led to the concept of a sound barrier when it was first encountered in the 1940s. In the case of a propeller, this effect can happen when the prop is spun fast enough that the tips of the prop start traveling near the speed of sound, even if the plane itself is not moving forward.Propfan engines use contra-rotating scimitar propellers to achieve turboprop efficiency levels at high subsonic air speeds comparable to that of turbofans.
This can be controlled to some degree by adding more blades to the prop, absorbing more power at a lower rotational speed. This is why some World War II fighters started with two-blade props and were using five-blade designs by the end of the war. The only downside to this approach is that adding blades makes the propeller harder to balance and maintain. At some point, though, the forward speed of the plane combined with the rotational speed of the propeller will once again result in wave drag problems. For most aircraft, this will occur at speeds over about 450 mph.
A method of decreasing wave drag was discovered by German researchers in WWII: sweeping the wing backward. Today, almost all aircraft designed to fly much above 450 mph (700 km/h) use a swept wing. In the 1940s, NACA started researching propellers with similar sweep. Since the inside of the prop is moving more slowly than the outside, the blade becomes progressively more swept toward the outside, leading to a curved shape similar to that of a scimitar.

For more information about the Scimitar Propeller Sculpture, or InterFlight Studio, please email us at:
or send us an email through our website:  www.interflightstudio.com

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Website!!!

InterFlight Studio has a brand new look!  After lots of hard work, here is the new and improved site:

www.interflightstudio.com


Please let us know what you think about our new look, our products, or anything really!



InterFlight Studio represents artists and designers inspired by flight.  Take a look at our interesting aviation furniture pieces, or our life like fine art.  Any of our pieces from paintings to sculptures, to furniture, will inspire you everyday and remind you of the joy of flying.

Own a piece of aviation history today:    www.interflightstudio.com

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

InterFlight Studio - Aviation Furniture

InterFlight Studio has many unique aviation furniture pieces that could compliment any decor style.
At InterFlight Studio, we represent artists and designers who have a passion for flight.  Let your love for aviation soar as you browse through our collection of fine art and designs.

This piece, made by Facundo Poj, is an excellent example of modern design.  This piece will be highly sought after in the future.  With its perfect lines, and comfortable seating, this piece of aviation furniture is sure to make you happy everyday, and inspire your dreams of flight for many years to come.



InterFlight Studio only sources artists and designers who use real aircraft parts within their designs.  It makes the piece more interesting to know that those pieces had flown in the air for many years before being decommissioned.




Go to www.interflightstudio.com   to see more of our collection.

Friday, October 18, 2013

IFS attends annual GMAA Gala

InterFlight Studio was in attendance at the annual GMAA (general Miami aviation association) gala held at the Hilton Double-Tree/convention center in Miami last Saturday night.
The night was pleasant, as fellow aviation lovers gathered to network and enjoy good conversation with others in the industry.
InterFlight Studio donated a number of items for the silent auction to help the GMAA scholarship fund.



To see more about InterFlight Studio please go to:  www.interflightstudio.com

Thursday, October 17, 2013

747 Plane transformed into a home

http://inhabitat.com/retired-747-airplane-transformed-into-striking-malibu-home/

This is an amazing idea, and great way to re purpose things.  A guy decides to build a dream home from a retired 747 airplane in Malibu, CA.

Here’s how it works: buy a retired 747 for the paltry sum of $35,000. Register it with the FAA so pilots flying overhead don’t mistake the house for a downed aircraft. Disassemble the 230-foot long, 195-foot wide machine. Elevate the wings and tail stabilizers to use as a roof for the master bedroom. Create a roof for a detached art studio from a 50-foot long section of the upper fuselage. Add a guesthouse, constructing its roof from the remaining front part of the fuselage and the upper first-class cabin. The front of the airplane works well — for someone with absolutely no fear of flying — as a meditation gazebo, where the cockpit windows form a skylight. And since we’re in ranch country, use the cargo hold as an animal barn.
The philosophy behind the Malibu house, dubbed Wing House, has taken shape over time, like the disassembled parts of the plane. The 55-acre property previously belonged to costume designer Tony Duquette, who built more than 20 structures from found objects, and the rugged terrain favors multiple smaller structures.
New owner Francie Rehwald wanted curvilinear “feminine” shapes, and imagined a kind of floating roof set among the hills. An airplane wing sprang to architect David Hertz’s mind. The found shapes of the aircraft paradoxically echoed the indigenous feel that Duquette’s structures had established: “The 747 represented the single largest industrial achievement in modern history and its abandonment in the deserts make a statement about the obsolescence and ephemeral nature of our technology and our society.” In some sense, too, the airplane was like a giant aluminum can: a perfect metaphor for recycling — particularly because the airline industry is one most gluttonous users of aluminum cans. And design-wise, planes maximize space while minimizing materials.
Wing House will be completed by the end of this year.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DAVID GALE - Metal Artist

David Gale started this work of art as a tribute to the old models that were created for display in the 50's.  He made the tooling for the core as well as wood and plastic patterns for the airplanes' steel structures.  The end result is a unique hand made aircraft with a lamp (with dimmer) designed so when lit, the glow lights up the aircraft, giving the illusion of an aircraft flying at night with its cabin lights on.

The Super Constellation is possibly one of the most beautifully balanced aircraft ever designed.  The dolphin like overall shape and tail design have distinguished this aircraft from the rest.

John Travolta is among the aviation connoisseurs and art collectors, one of the proud owners of an original David Gale lamp.


The Artist:  "I have always liked the exterior shapes of classic aircraft from the 30's through the 50's.  Especially the early jets like the P-80, F-86, Meteor, and MIG-15, and all commercial transports of the 40's and 50's.

In my artwork, I use many of the techniques, riveting, sheet metal etc used in aircraft and automobiles.  Aircraft structure is almost always very strong yet as lightweight as possible, a type of idealized construction.  I try to keep the aesthetics of aircraft alive but add new materials and function to go beyond the creation of a straight sculpture."
 


David Gale, a native of the Los Angeles area in California, has been an artist as long as he can remember.  With a passion for airplanes and race cars, he creates work of art with a function.  David is mostly impressed with the way that aircraft look despite the fact that their designers concentrated on function and not on aesthetics per se.  Aircraft are engineered and designed with factors in mind other than aesthetics such as speed, airflow, weight, etc.  The fact that aircraft are beautiful is unintentional.  But it is this spontaneous beauty that moves David Gale to create a new function for parts that have lost their function.

For more information about InterFlight Studio or our other artists please visit:
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InterFlight Studio - Jet Turbine Sculpture

InterFlight Studio's original Jet Turbine Sculptures are unique fine art installations of authentic aircraft jet engines turbine blades.  InterFlight Studio's design team carefully selects the Jet Turbine Blades based on the piece proportions, twist, bends and aesthetic stance.

These make amazing gifts to any aviation and aerospace professional, retiree, or enthusiast.

InterFlight Studio's Jet Turbine Sculptures are meticulously cleaned, polished, and treated following aerospace processes resulting in an unbelievable look and feel to the piece.

Then the Jet Turbine Blades are hand assembled to the highest quality marble pedestal hand cut and sized to perfection by InterFlight Studio's artisans.

An InterFlight Studio Jet Turbine Sculpture when displayed presents the viewer with a unique and fine piece of aerospace fine art and design, poised to stay beautiful, impressive, and relevant design object to any private, public owner, collector, or simply admirer of the finest decorative artifacts or sporting items.

Measures approx. 13 inches tall.


For more information please visit:  www.interflightstudio.com

Or email us at:  gallery@interflightstudio.com

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Friday, October 11, 2013

InterFlight Studio - Easy Chair.

Take a look at InterFlight Studio's aviation inspired art, design, and furniture pieces made entirely from reclaimed hardware from an airplane.
InterFlight studio is the only gallery in the world representing artists and designers who are inspired by the magic of flight.


InterFlight Studio's incredible pieces will match with any decor style no matter if your house is antique, modern, industrial, etc.  Our expert team of designers will help you place the furniture of your dreams into the correct spot in your home.  Aviation furnture art is a true investment also.  You are not just buying a piece of furniture, you are buying a piece of hisory that can remain in your family for generations, each one farther away from the birth of human flight, but as each generation goes on and on, there will be more appreciation for this historical and beautiful piece.  Not to mention that it is enviornmentally friendly to recycle these parts.  InterFlight Studio works to bring you the best in aviation furniture and interior design.  
Please email us if you have any questions or if you would like to place a special order.  

Thank you.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Luxury Furniture is Art - InterFlight Studio Aviation Inspired Pieces

InterFlight Studio's aviation influenced designs are at the peak of creativity.  These one of a kind pieces, all handmade by artists inspired by aviation and flight, are the perfect modern accessory for any room or office space.  InterFlight Studio represents work that makes a statement about art and design.  
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The DC 10 Bench, made by Facundo Poj, is a timeless example of perfect design.  Each element in his design balances another.  The result is a stunning piece of aviation furniture.  
All of the work InterFlight Studio represents was made with real reclaimed aircraft parts and assembled by an artist by hand.  Love and care went into each and every piece.  Even the objects designed by InterFlight Studio are hand selected by leaders in our company.  We want to provide everyone with a great reminder of the world of flight.  Humans have aspired for centuries to be able to fly.  With the new modern world, it is easy to forget the early struggles that man had in order to make this accomplishment happen.www.interflightstudio.com

  


Facundo Poj - DC 10 Bench

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Aviation Interior Design - InterFlight Studio

InterFlight Studio in Interior Design
Pictured above:  Yoshi Yasuda's "Easy Chair" and InterFlight's "DC-3 Propeller Sculpture"

Our designs function well in any decor style.  We have something for everyone.  Each of our pieces are unique and impressive.  We use only real aircraft parts in our designs.

Each piece represented by InterFlight studio was made by a real artist who was inspired by flight and aviation.  These group of artists really appreciate the value of aviation and share the dream of flight with the rest of mankind.  These artists want to share their story, and their passion of flight with the world through their design.  Art and design is one of those rare things that everyone forms their own opinion of.  Art cannot be explained well, it needs to be experienced.

Experience the magic and adventure of flight, as mankind first felt it, by owning one of InterFlight Studio's very own aircraft designs.

As well as representing artists and designers inspired by aviation, InterFlight Studio also makes and markets their own unique pieces to embellish any interior decorating.  For example, InterFlight Studio's propeller blades make an impressing addition to any room.  People will always be asking you about these wonderful sculptures, and your family will be able to appreciate these artifacts for years and generations to come.

Please go to:  www.interflightstudio.com
 to see our entire collection of aviation works.

If you have an idea or a custom order we do that too!  Email us at:  customer@interflightstudio.com

Friday, October 4, 2013

Aviation in Interior Design

The world of Aviation has been brought to interior design, thanks to Oscar and Yvette Garcia, founders of InterFlight Studio.  Together the two take their love and passion for aviation and spread it to others in new and interesting ways.
Each piece is an original work of art.  It's like owning a something that is both a significant piece of human history, but it is also a functional beautiful art piece, giving you inspiration of flight every day.




InterFlight Studio is the world only art and design gallery and showroom dedicated only to artists and designers inspired by flight and aerospace.  Collectors and designers around the world have been collecting InterFlight Studio's original pieces for their collection.  InterFlight Studio only uses real airplane parts for each and every design.  You can be assured that everything is authentic and real.  Now it can be your turn to own something amazing.  
Please visit our site:  www.interflightstudio.com   to see what other furniture pieces and fine art we have.  You might be inspired to add some lift to your home decor.  

To contact InterFlight Studio please email:  gallery@interflightstudio.com
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Luxury Aviation Art & Design

InterFlight Studio's luxury Aviation Art and Design
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The Scimitar Propeller Sculpture


Aviation art and design can be appreciated by anyone no matter their interest.  This beautiful scimitar sculpture can be appreciated as a piece of history, a collected design beauty, a form of art, or as a literal piece from a real plane.  InterFlight studio wants each person who owns something from our unique studio to be reminded everyday of mankinds passion of flight throughout history.  Humans have always tried to fly, to life themselves and their spirits, and soar to new highs and beyond.  Up up and away!.  Flight is many people's dream, and now this amazing design piece can remind you to reach new heights every day.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Inspiring Decorations by InterFlight Studio - Propeller Sculpture

The only one of it's kind:  The Scimitar Propeller Sculpture
Hand selected and designed by InterFlight Studio:   www.interflightstudio.com

InterFlight Studio is a unique aviation design company which both represents other artists, as well as produces designs in-house.  Owned and directed by Oscar and Yvette Garcia, InterFlight Studio remains the only gallery in the world dedicated only to artists and designers inspired by aviation and aerospace.  

The designs that InterFlight Studio makes in-house are inspired by the lives of this dynamic husband and wife team.  They met years ago aboard a Boeing 747 when Oscar was a pilot, and Yvette was traveling the world.  It seemed destined that this couple carry on their love of flight and share it with the world.  

Each piece is hand selected by Oscar and Yvette and InterFlight Studio and goes through each step in the design phase monitered closely by Yvette.  

InterFlight Studio has many clients worldwide including some celebrity clients.  They have been featured in Miami magazines, blogs, and radio broadcasts.  

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Monday, September 30, 2013

The Scimitar Propeller Blade sculptures, Aerospace Functional Fine Art Pieces

 The Scimitar Propeller Blade sculptures, Aerospace Functional Fine Art Pieces

The Scimitar, aerospace design sculptures are impressive decorative sculptural centerpieces with provenance, stance and appeal, yet with a minimalist footprint, size and decorative fit. The Scimitar is a one of a kind metallic sculptural propeller piece created by engineers, which by a marvelous coincidence of flight physics and efficiency have realized an unbelievable aesthetic and artistic tension.




“Flight Studio brand is fundamentally illuminated by the intelligent, creative, artistic and humanitarian dimensions of flight, as perceived by humans, in all their splendour.

Our clients’ mission is twofold, first to create and deliver unique items that embody the “art of flight” and give a sense of infinite space, time, peace and freedom. And second, to host and nurture an exhibition gallery space to share and sell the pieces both from our own designs and art creations, and from selected fine artists and designers who, like us, are touched and  inspired by the magic of flight as well .

We offer to our clients the opportunity to acquire and collect objects that inspire to be conscious, to look above, beyond and to marvel about flight, and the infinite sky and space around us.


Additionally, and very importantly, we offer to investors and collectors the opportunity of acquiring carefully selected and valuable fine art and design pieces. Acquisition targets are very unique and high quality contemporary art and design objects created by fine designers and artists worldwide.

These pieces are expected to appreciate with time and to bring collectors and investors the pleasure of ownership and quite possibly, handsome returns in relatively market safety and short periods of time”



Oscar and Yvette Garcia, June 2013



Based on a decade experience in successful IFS intends to source and control the fine art and design market of an extremely unique propeller blade designated “The Scimitar”.

The Scimitar is an all metal propeller blade uniquely shaped and formed. Its stance and aesthetic attributes have already gained praise and recognition from acclaimed designers and architects representing the clientele that can acquire this unique piece.

Flight studio is exclusively capable of sourcing, acquiring, designing and preparing for collection and display. IFS is exclusively curating-defining, the market appreciation for this object.

Please visit:  www.interflightstudio.com  to see more aviation art and design.