• Jan 1st 2009 at 10:02AM
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Outfitting your dream garage is easy. But how about spec'ing out a gearhead's office or living room?
Our list keeps growing, populated by things like engine-block coffee tables, Maserati lamps and Porsche and Aston Martin sofas, and is now joined by the office thrones from RaceChairs. The Philadelphia-based firm takes the buckets from exotic supercars like Ferraris, Maseratis, Porsches and Lamborghinis and turns them into desk chairs. Of course, this kinda thing don't come cheap, and a Murcielago LP640 office seat will set you back a solid eleven grand. Not cheap, then, but they just may be perfect for sitting behind that Pininfarina-designed Luna desk, the MINI table, or that intricate clockwork desk, or RaceChairs can hook you up with a carbon fiber table instead.

Just don't expect anything to get done faster with these serving as your work space.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Yay to the Ford GT seat idea, I was thinking the same thing.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I debated for years before spending the money for one of these rather expensive chairs for myself. Finally popped for the $1200 for a Recaro (you buy the "base" and the seat, mating them together - that way you can get any seat that's offered).

      I've now had it for 20 years and it was some of the best money I've spent on myself.

      When the wife was "with child" it was the only chair in the house she could sit during those last two uncomfortable months.

      I've logged many of nap hours in this most comfortable of places to sit in my home.

      If you are considering one, don't wait, just do it. BTW, Recaro used to make a low-cost alternative to their common car seats. They used the same metal frame but were significantly cheaper: Flofit. Don't know if they are still being produced, but... E-bay would also be a good place to check for the seat itself.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I built a chair like this myself. It's actually quite east to do, and much cheaper.

      Here's a link:
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thank you for pointing out exactly what this company does. If you go to the web site, they actually take pictures of the interior of a car to show the seat! When they receive an order, they buy a seat from the parts counter at the dealership, then a cheap office chair from Staples, then mount the newly purchased car seat from the dealership on the base from the chair from Staples!
        Your idea is much better because you will get the same thing but cheaper.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thanks for the link. I was actually just going to comment saying I needed a new chair and some of these looked like they'd be perfect, but the price was horrible.

        The instructable doesn't mention arms, but having put together and taken apart a few office chairs working as a mover, if I can find the right chair as a "doner" it should be no problem at all.

        To Pick-n-pull!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want a Sparco couch.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can I get a Ford GT seat? It is the best supercar seat ever made.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not really. Keep in mind that car seats are designed to be very supportive and comfortable. You can sit in these seats for hours at a time and not get uncomfortable, making them perfect office chairs. As for cheap gimmick, well, at least they're not cheap...
      • 6 Years Ago
      There are lots of companies selling similar setups, at a much cheaper cost. Here's one... http://www.soloracer.com/racechairs.html
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