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UK: Cluster bomb converted into £25,000 drinks cabinet02:31

UK: Cluster bomb converted into £25,000 drinks cabinet

United Kingdom, Bath
May 13, 2016 at 16:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Furniture designer and co-founder of Fallen Furniture Harry Tucker presented his unique pieces at Felix Lighting store, in Bath, on Friday.

Tucker and his colleagues at Fallen Furniture have converted an RAF MK1 cluster bombs into a luxury drinks cabinets. So far, three of these bombs, weighing 600 lbs (272.2 kg) apiece, have been transformed by these designers for the luxury furniture market. The cabinets have been valued at £25,000 ($17,405 / €22,130).

While now functioning as furniture, the cabinets still hark back to their previous function. They are designed around a spindle that, in the original bomb, would have contained small bomblets to create a cluster effect when dropped. However, now these glass shelves house drink glasses and whisky.

Tucker hopes that people appreciate the positive message behind their work, saying, "For every one we make, that we turn into a drinks cabinet, it’s one less bomb that will probably get dropped on some poor village."

UK: Cluster bomb converted into £25,000 drinks cabinet02:31
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Furniture designer and co-founder of Fallen Furniture Harry Tucker presented his unique pieces at Felix Lighting store, in Bath, on Friday.

Tucker and his colleagues at Fallen Furniture have converted an RAF MK1 cluster bombs into a luxury drinks cabinets. So far, three of these bombs, weighing 600 lbs (272.2 kg) apiece, have been transformed by these designers for the luxury furniture market. The cabinets have been valued at £25,000 ($17,405 / €22,130).

While now functioning as furniture, the cabinets still hark back to their previous function. They are designed around a spindle that, in the original bomb, would have contained small bomblets to create a cluster effect when dropped. However, now these glass shelves house drink glasses and whisky.

Tucker hopes that people appreciate the positive message behind their work, saying, "For every one we make, that we turn into a drinks cabinet, it’s one less bomb that will probably get dropped on some poor village."

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