What would you do if you saw a dilapidated classic 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville about to be sent to the scrapyard? If you’re anything like Californian furniture designer Tom Conci, you would turn the back half of the car into a sofa and place it in your living room. That’s indeed precisely what the motor-loving designer did a few years ago and so beginning a passion for transforming old cars into items of furniture for his family home.
It was actually Tom’s wife who first gave him the idea for converting old classic cars into furniture pieces. He has since created a variety of items for the home which include a television from a Porsche 911 and a toy chest from a 1980s Mercedes 380SL coupe. Another old Porsche forms the basis for an entertainment centre which boasts 40-inch TV electronically emerging from the back of the car at the flick of a button while the brake lights flash.
Conci has recently gone into business with San Francisco businessman Ron Orozco and have together set up the company ‘Vroom Dicor’. Instead of purely personal car furniture pieces, the duo will sell their creations to buyers worldwide. This comes at a good time for Conci and his wife as they have plans to downsize their home and any more converted furniture items will be too large for their new living requirements. However, selling his products to others means he can continue with his passion.
See more pictures here: Daily Mail.