The Chair is composed of genuine, formally still in service 4 stb AK47 featuring a fixed stock and 2 stb AK47 featuring a so-called folding stock, which utilized as a front chair legs and at the same time as both arm rests. The weapons were completely dismantled and welded back together by mans of 4L sections and 3 round sections. The framework of the chair plus all dismantled parts were chrome-plated and ultimately put pack together. The fabric for both arms rests and backrests were ordered at Backhousen in Vienna and were hand woven in Venice at the Luigi Bevilacqua Company (established in 1700). Unfortunately with this kind of weapon, the pistol grips could be found on ly in synthetic material in their original condition. They were varnished in Black. The remaining wooden stocks were treated with a special varnish. The cartridge belt was manufactured in a special way in order to hold the original, chrome-plated AK47 cartridges. Another highlight is the original Russian steel helmet, which was likewise chrome-plated, and the interior leather-coated. Additionally, all L-sections and details from the gun barrels were similarly leather-coated.
About the artist Rainer Weber:
Born on October the 10th in Vienna, Austria. I have been fascinated by concepts such as design, technology and functionality ever since I was a child. I have always been keenly interested in art and seating furniture of any kind. My incentive is to create seating furniture that is unique n its form, meaning absolutely different from other pieces of furniture. The idea for the AK47 chair was born while I was reading a book about Michail Kalashnikov and I decided to transfer the inspiration into a chair.
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