We decided to name our new collection after iconic figures. We consider each piece of furniture to be iconic, so it made perfect sense that we named each one after very famous and special people. This post is about our special piece of furniture we named after Neil Armstrong.
July 24th, 1969: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Neil Armstrong made his famous first steps on the moon, and with that, he became one of the most influential and well-known figures who ever lived.
Ask any young student from any corner of the world, "Who was the first man on the moon?" and you will always get the answer "Neil Armstrong." This here is the legacy of an iconic man who has inspired thousands over the world into the pursuit of space. He very much wanted the exploration of space to be an accomplishment that was important for this planet and everyone on it.
Armstrong even during his youth and growing years was a driven individual who sought to do the impossible. He developed a fascination with flight at a very early age and had earned his student pilot's license at the age of 16.
Armstrong was called to Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida in 1949 before he could complete his degree. There he earned his pilots wings at 20 years of age, making him the youngest flyer in his squadron.
In 1950, during the Korean War, he flew 78 combat missions. During one of his reconnaissance missions, his plane was shot down by the anti-aircraft fire. He had narrowly avoided a crash landing, but the encounter resulted in his starboard wing taking some damage. He was able to bail out by parachute over friendly territory.
Later during the years, Armstrong became a skilful test pilot for NASA, flying right to the atmosphere's edge. He flew in the experimental rocket-powered, missile-shaped aircraft the X-15, which tested the limits of high-altitude flight. During his long career as a pilot, Armstrong flew more than 200 different aircraft, from jets to gliders and even helicopters.
Though Armstrong gained fame after the successful moon landing, he remained humble and stayed out of the media spotlight. He was famously reticent about his accomplishments, preferring to focus on the team that helped him get to the moon rather than his first steps. "I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work," Armstrong said in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" program in 2005.
In another interview, when asked what it feels like to have his footprints remain on the moon's surface for thousands of years, Armstrong said, "I kind of hope that somebody goes up there one of these days and cleans them up,"
On the 7th of August 2012, Neil Armstrong was admitted to the hospital for heart surgery. He remained there until his death on August the 25th.
It was unbelievable what Neil Armstrong accomplished in his life. With his courage, calmness and strength, he influenced millions of old and young people. He did so that the hearts and minds of mankind become open to face the strange, wonderful cosmic worlds of boundless space.
If there was something Neil Armstrong could pass along to the future generations, it was his conviction to do the right thing.
The Armstrong armchair features beautiful flowing curves and is the latest piece in our contemporary seating range. Just like Neil Armstrong, this chair is a part of the modern era and will always be in fashion.