High Fliers: New Irish Furniture Brand Amelia

Embracing the SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE that once inspired its creator CIARA O’TOOLE to learn how to fly, new Irish brand Amelia’s bespoke interiors designs have quite literally SPARKED OUR ATTENTION

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As the brainchild of Ciara O’Toole (above), marketer, pilot and now artist, new boutique furniture collection Amelia is inspired by pioneering aviation adventurer Amelia Earhart and crafted using the parts of retired aircrafts.

In collaboration with Meath-based Irish designer Shane Holland, each furniture piece in the collection uses a salvaged aircraft part that has been handpicked from Ciara, and carefully crafted into a bespoke new furniture piece.

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The debut collection is comprised of five pieces including The Amelia, a twelve-seater dining table designed using the heat-scorched engine casing of a Boeing 737 as its base, with a titanium fuel door set in the centre of the oval-shaped glass, set on twelve precision finished aluminium stilts.

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The Rocket, is a cabinet featured in the collection is crafted with the edge of a wing of a Boeing 737 that has been flown for almost 60,000 hours, and set in a base of hand-polished Connemara marble, mined from Twelve Bens Mountains in Connemara.

With the original interior pale green paintwork of the wing’s edge maintained, it complements the translucent colour of the rare marble. The interior of the wing itself has been crafted into an impressive drinks cabinet, whose last flight flew to the West of Ireland.

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The Slipstream is a white cantilever piece that has been been crafted using the underneath section of the wing, restored to its original condition and set in a rectangular-shaped white Italian Carrara marble hand-polished base.

The brand is a venture into furniture that is truly reflective of just how beautiful and stylish the woman who originally inspired it was.

The Amelia collection will be available to purchase from October, with commission-based pieces also available on www.amelia.ie.

Hannah Popham

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