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Mati Karmin Turns Old Estonian Mines into Furniture

By: Brian G Randles - Published:   Updated: Aug 22 2011 • References: marinemine and treehugger
Mati Karmin started creating his "Mine Furniture" five years ago as he was exploring the coastal zone of northern Estonia. The area was filled with old and corroded mine shells. Mati Karmin became fascinated with these items and began turning them into functional pieces of art.

Using these old and discarded shells of formerly destructive weapons, Karmin has created a collection of work that translates a piece of history in Estonia into tangible art.

Implications - Reusing natural items to create products that are aesthetically appealing is an environmentally friendly way to attract customer attention. Companies will benefit from incorporating any type of eco-friendly aspects into their business plan due to the importance of green living in modern society.