What do you get for the man who has everything? Like, literally, everything?

Imagine you’re a visiting dignitary from foreign nation, an executive vice president at a state-owned corporate monopoly, or just a friendly high-net-worth individual with a patriotic streak. And say you’re invited to meet with a man who is not only fabulously wealthy but also very powerful — a guy with the money to buy anything he wants, along with the ability to shape the laws of his nation and even command its military.

What do you bring as a thank you gift? A box of wine isn’t going to cut it. Nor is a commemorative coin with his face on it. It’s cheesy, plus he probably already has a drawer full of them.

Not to worry. Austrian artist Rainer Weber has just the thing. His latest creation — a royal throne made of gold-plated Kalashnikovs, along with a matching floor lamp — is pretty sweet. It’s “for collectors, art- and design-lovers or people who like the exceptional,” the artist’s website notes.

Apparently, these are real AK-47s, disassembled, plated in gold, and reassembled. Just the thing for the old man cave. But this beautiful work of art isn’t just for the fellas. Turns out ladies love it too.

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And if gold seems a little too ostentatious (and too pricey, at $127,000), you might prefer one of Weber’s other creations, a similar chair done in tasteful chrome.


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ak47_chair_katalog_04Rainer Weber photo

What ever happened to good old gunmetal?