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    Austrian designer Rainer Weber has created a collection of chairs made from dismantled Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles, according to luxurylaunches.com

    Rainer Weber was inspired to make use of the world-famous Russian weapon after reading a book about its creator – Mikhail Kalashnikov.

    Taking apart several previously used AKs Weber chrome-plated the parts and welded them back together to build a chair.

    The upholstery on the arms rests and backrests is the work of Backhousen, in Vienna. This was then sent to Venice to be hand woven by the Luigi Bevilacqua Company.

    ​As a package deal a buyer will get an original Russian steel helmet – chrome-plated with leather-coated interior.

    The report makes no mention of the actual price of one such chair through.

    The AK-47 assault rifle, designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, has come a long way since it was introduced into active service with the Soviet armed forces in 1949.

    67 years on there are an estimated 100 million modified AK-47s in use in 55 countries.


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