planepieces

Aviation Art | Airplane Furniture | Pilot Gift | Blades

West Hartford, Connecticut
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Announcement    We love to create and design aviation art. Turning aviation parts into functional pieces of modern aviation art is our passion. All of our pieces are custom made & limited.

'Like' our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AviationArt and follow our Instagram https://instagram.com/rockthesky/ to receive coupon codes and see new pieces in production.

We are able to customize pieces in a variety of colors, so please feel free to contact us for your own custom made piece.

We ship everything World Wide =)

RT
(Founder / Designer of Plane Pieces Inc)
www.aviationart.com
RocK the SKY®

Announcement

We love to create and design aviation art. Turning aviation parts into functional pieces of modern aviation art is our passion. All of our pieces are custom made & limited.

'Like' our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AviationArt and follow our Instagram https://instagram.com/rockthesky/ to receive coupon codes and see new pieces in production.

We are able to customize pieces in a variety of colors, so please feel free to contact us for your own custom made piece.

We ship everything World Wide =)

RT
(Founder / Designer of Plane Pieces Inc)
www.aviationart.com
RocK the SKY®

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Aviation Meets Modern Art

THE PLANE PIECES INC STORY - HOW IT ALL BEGAN

It all started with my family. Growing up I was influenced by my Mom, who was super creative and my Dad who took over my grandfather's airplane propeller company out of college and has run it ever since. He worked for himself, made his own hours, his own decisions and his own money. He didn't have anyone telling him when to work or what to do, and that's what I wanted.

From an early age my goal was to never work for anyone but myself. I started buying and selling baseball cards, Beanie Babies, VHS movies, concert t-shirts, concert tickets, etc. I didn't care what the product was as long as I could make money. During my years at Babson College in Wellesley, MA I became obsessed with trading stocks, but after missing too many classes my sophomore year my parents made me stop. To compensate for the end of my stock trading days, my Dad had his employees polish up fixed-pitch airplane propellers, which I sold on eBay. I didn't know the first thing about airplane propellers, but knew selling these propellers each month I would have enough money to continue the Boston lifestyle I was used to when I traded stocks.

My junior year I was focused on creating a company I could run when I graduated. After selling a used Dave Matthews Band concert shirt on eBay for $120.00 I began seeking out thrift stores, Goodwills, Salvation Armys and Savers to find more. In the process I found some really interesting used clothing and instantly began a lucrative business buying and selling used clothing on eBay. I could walk into Goodwill, spend $50.00 and walk out with a $1000.00 worth of clothes after selling them on eBay. I had a knack for it and there was zero competition. Most people back then were embarrassed to even go into these stores, let alone know what items would sell online.

In 2002 I graduated from Babson College and the job market was horrid. While others in my class looked for analyst / investment manager positions, I opened an office in Boston, MA and pursued my used clothing business for a few more years. The company was featured on Fox News and in all the papers, but soon I wanted more. I wanted my own product line.

In 2004 I moved back to Connecticut to learn about the family business. One night my family and I attended an auction and out came a pair of chrome and black midcentury modernism Wassily chairs. Something happened inside me and my world was flipped upside down. The mirror finish of the chrome, the simplicity and complexity of the design, I found modernism, I saw my new inspiration. The very next day my Dad showed me his massive warehouse filled with 60+ years of unairworthy scrap airplane parts. I saw a new world filled with possibilities. I surrounded myself with books, magazines and the designs of Eames, Aarnio, Saarinen, Miller, Knoll, Breuer, Warhol, and Starck. Without any knowledge of what these parts were intended for, I began putting pieces together, welding, sanding, grinding, blasting, and polishing and haven't stopped since.

Since 2004 I have designed thousands of original products from lamps and clocks made out of radial engine pistons to martini tables made out of Vietnam War bombs. I have been featured in countless magazines and newspapers and sell to some of the biggest companies and most famous of people.

If you need anything at all please feel free to get in touch

-RT
@rockthesky

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  • RT

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hi Guys! My name is RT and I am the founder of Plane Pieces Inc. I'm passionate about creating art using aviation parts from World War II thru Today. I graduated from Babson College and have been in the Aviation business all of my life.

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
We love to create and design aviation art. Turning aviation parts into functional pieces of modern aviation art is our passion. All of our pieces are custom made & limited.

'Like' our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AviationArt and follow our Instagram https://instagram.com/rockthesky/ to receive coupon codes and see new pieces in production.

We are able to customize pieces in a variety of colors and also provide engraving on most, so please feel free to contact us for your own custom made piece.

We ship everything World Wide =)

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Each item I offer is a small part of myself. I take immense pride in the quality of each piece. I will do my best to give an honest and thorough descriptions. I only offer items I would use myself and I would never send something I was not proud of!

Since all pieces are made to order, all sales are final. Of course, if for some reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, from beginning to end, please contact me immediately. Your satisfaction is my number one goal.
(buyer is responsible for original and return shipping)

No returns on custom pieces. Please ask any questions prior to ordering and I will do my best to ask you as well!