During the war in the 1950s, propeller planes became outdated and so were discarded and replaced with jet engines. ...With the shortage of materials for crafting supportive furniture and thousands of propeller planes lying around, American artisans started to design furniture that would be made using the cabin parts such as lounge seats and chests, as well as the materials from the wings. It was then that the Aviator sofa style was born, and it has been growing in popularity ever since. The Astra Aviator Sofa is a great investment piece for any room in your home whether it is the living room, bedroom or study. Aviator sofas last for many, many years, and their vintage look and design never goes out of style. The Astra Aviator Sofa gets better with age, simply retouch and polish the metal frame and it looks as good as new. To support this magnificent leather sofa, the internal framework is crafted from an industrial select Kiln-dried Pine, and an Aluminium outer frame. To create the comfortable seating of the Astra Aviator 3-Seater Sofa, LHL 400 high-density medium hardness foam was used. This type of foam inner creates a seat that is both soft and supportive and is more resilient to deflating over time.