Remember that Star Trek replica classic Captain Kirk chair from a few years ago? It was awesome for sure, but it has long since sold through a limited run. However, a new version is on its way that’s even more awesomely expensive.
Basically, it appears to be a hand-crafted, super authentic version of the previous replica. From the product description:
Here is your chance to own the most iconic and well-known piece of furniture in television history. This authentic recreation of Captain Kirk’s Command Chair will turn any room of your home of or office into the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Just sitting in this hand-crafted and set-accurate replica will make you want to give an order to fire phasers or raise shields.Back in the 1960s, the Command Chair was constructed by placing plywood around an obscure piece of Dutch office furniture and then adding wiring, lights, and switches. While the builders of the original set piece are no longer with us, that original Command Chair was found in the early 1990s and used as reference to construct an exact replica to be used for the sixth season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Relics” for a holodeck recreation of the bridge of the original Enterprise. The Command Chair would again appear nearly 15 years later in a mirror universe episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.
Now, the same builder of this Command Chair replica for Star Trek, Steve Horch, recreates it once again for you. Based on countless photographic references made from the original set piece, Steve and his company, HMS Creative Productions, builds a Command Chair virtually identical in appearance to what was seen on the original Star Trek. Authentic replicas of all the switches, lights, plus the communications speaker add intricate detail. All the lights are high-brightness LEDs to aid in the reduction of the amount of heat that an original 1960s incandescent lighting system would produce, and all the indicators are colored transparent plastic castings based on the shapes seen as part of the original chair. All electronics are wired to an AC adaptor with a power cord coming out of the chair platform base plugging into any 110V outlet.
The center seat is made using plywood with solid laminated walnut arms made as the originals were. The only difference from the original is Steve’s decision to laminate a Formica sheet in the correct color to finish the surface, rather than painting it as the original was finished, since the Formica will not wear as much when one is using the chair. In other words, your Command Chair will be more scuff-resistant than Captain Kirk’s!
The finished product is built to be sturdy and hold up to 250-300 pounds. It is a quality piece of furniture that, if kept indoors, will last for a very long time. Each chair is meticulously crafted by hand, requiring 6 to 8 weeks of total labor. The finished piece is truly stunning and guaranteed to be the most talked-about piece of furniture in your home or office for many years to come.
Sounds great, but is it really worth more than twice as much as the mass produced version? You be the judge.
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