Go Ballistic With This Badass Throne Made From Actual AK-47 Rifles - Maxim

Go Ballistic With This Badass Throne Made From Actual AK-47 Rifles

You'll never find a chair of a higher caliber.
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Once operational, disassembled, welded together for your sitting enjoyment

Once operational, disassembled, welded together for your sitting enjoyment (Photo: Rainer Weber)

While reading a book about Mikhail Kalashnikov (inventor of the AK-47), Austrian designer Rainer Weber was inspired to create this majestic luxury throne made from real assault rifles.

He forged this 77-pound seat from six previously used AKs, fully disassembled, chrome-plated and welded back together. The seat and backrest incorporate fine fabrics from Backhausen in Vienna, handwoven at Luigi Bevilacqua Company in Venice. (Both institutions are centuries old and very well regarded.)

AK47s, up close and shiny

AK47s, up close and shiny (Photo: Rainer Weber)

For serious inquiries about obtaining one of these limited edition works of art (and functional pieces of furniture), check out the JamesEdition website.