South African designer Katie Thomas has repurposed the parts of a Mercedes-Benz SL to create the office space of your dreams.Each car component was morphed to function as an aspect of the deluxe study.
Thomas made the speedometer a magnetized pad, the speed and rev counter became a triple time zone clock, the mirror turned into a lamp, the air vents became business card holders, the ignition lock now serves as a USB charger, and the gas and brake pedals became pen holders.
But the piece de resistance was the Mercedes-Benz SL driver’s seat turned luxurious office chair.
Thomas, a self-proclaimed hoarder known for her recycled interior objects, used timber for the base of the desk and steel for the legs. The collaboration with Mercedes-Benz was to celebrate Cape Town’s recent nomination as World Design Capital 2014.
Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to the furniture world. Earlier in April of this year, Formitalia Luxury Group partnered with Mercedes-Benz to design a line of home furniture. The collection debuted at the Milan furniture fair, and drew inspiration from the style and form of the famous cars.
Check out the Mercedes-Benz video of Katie Thomas building the dashboard desk.
Meet South African designer Katie Thomas, who partnered with Mercedes-Benz to create a desk out of an SL dashboard.
The complete study has a chair, desk, drawers with clocks, and even a fan made out of the car's grill.
The speed and rev counter became a three time zone clock, displaying the time in New York, Stuttgart, and Tokyo.
A close-up of the leather chair illustrates the high quality and craftsmanship of the Mercedes-Benz driver's seat.
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