There is automotive furniture and then there is Mercedes-Benz automotive furniture. The Stuttgart based luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz’s expertise in design and aesthetics goes beyond the realms of car interiors, which has been made obvious with its foray into the furniture business. The German automaker furniture line in collaboration the luxury furnishings company Formitalialaunched at Milan furniture fair earlier this year, draws inspiration from the styling of Mercedes-Benz classic cars. The stellar collection featuring sofas, dining tables, home theater systems and beds crafted out of materials like aluminum, glass and wood used in automotive design was completely targeted at bringing the classic elegance to home aesthetics. And now the brand wants to appeal to the wealthy automotive fanatics like the Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, whose Jardim Botanico mansion in Rio de Janeiro has a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren displayed as a showpiece. This time around, Mercedes has collaborated with South African designer Katie Thompson, known for her recycled furniture. The designer known for repurposing junk into treasure with her sophisticated styling and design expertise, has picked seven individual components of Mercedes-Benz SL to recreate furniture and furnishings for the office.