Badass chairs made from AK-47s

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

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.