Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chair #248

—Designed by Johnny Swing

This seductive chair is made with welded coins. Real coins. Not just pennies either. Silver half dollar coins. 1,500 of em! Johnny Swing Vermont-based designer and repurposer of all manner of junk has turned his attention to money, which is extremely topical these days considering the economy. The 58 pound chair was made with the aforementioned 1,500 half dollar coins along with 7,000 welds. Let me add that up for ya. The coins alone are worth $750, then add in the ancillary materials, and oh yeah—the labor—that painstaking dedication to repitition and detail. Final cost? A cool $29,000. He also made a sultry, swank couch made of nickels.

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