The design piece I’m showing in this article is a classic. Not just for its functional design aesthetics, but more for its function and the place where it was and is used. I’m talking about the airplane service trolley. The service trolley has been a fixed asset in planes all over the world for decades. And now there’s another function for this ‘box on wheels’. bordbar takes these more than 10 year old authentic airplane trolleys and transforms them into extraordinary timeless pieces of furniture for a wide variety of uses. New or used they get a new destination for private use.
When you reduce the form to the bare essentials you get: pure funktion, minimal space, indestructible and workmanship. Based on these principals the unique pieces of furniture are handcrafted with detailed patterns, colors and functions that leave nothing to be desired. You can use them in the living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and even as a minibar with beautiful cool LED lighting.
bordbar Pan Am edition is a special collection. Pan American World Airlines, a pioneer in civil aviation, was the first airline operating worldwide and also the first commercial flight of a Boeing 747 from New York to London in 1970 was operated by Pan Am. On board of every jet you could find the handy trolleys for serving food and beverages. bordbar’s Pan Am collection combines the functional design of the trolleys with stylistic features of this legendary airline. It brings a piece of the history of civil aviation to your home!
bordbar design GmbH, based in Cologne | Germany, was founded in 2006 and focuses on original airline trolleys. The bordbar silver edition received the reddot design award 2011. The design typomap got the communication design award and got the nomination for the Designpreis Deutschland.
Design by bordbar
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