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CORE Where Real Estate Lives – Upcycling

Uncategorized // Nov 23, 2010


Esteemed Estonian sculptor, Mati Karmin, has re-defined one’s perception of sea mines with his Mine Furniture. Five years ago, Karmin stumbled upon the coastal zone of Northern Estonia, which was covered with corroded Russian deep-sea mines.  He pursued his interest in experimenting with the endless possibilities of using discarded modules to create functional and history-rich furniture.  Karmin converted a useless product into incredible swing sets, charcoal grills, aquariums and armchairs etc. His inventive and creative sense allowed him to transform these once destructive weapons into delicate pieces of “mini furniture” that can now be used to cradle infants in its defeat.