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20 Upcycled Army Surplus Items

From Bomb-Made Furniture to Battle-Ready Bags

— July 30, 2013 — Eco
These items were all crafted out of vintage army surplus materials from WWII. Since it took an abundance of cloth and weaponry to outfit the soldiers for battle on the front lines, there is still original canvas and material used to make fashion, bags and even entire couches today. These items are rich with history and some designs are reconstructed to honor their original forms.

In addition to soft materials like fabric, machined parts that have been rendered useless over time make sculptural pieces to form the bases of lamps, coffee tables and other accessories. In the cases of more permanent structures left behind from the war like bunkers and Nazi-occupied towers, these fortified buildings have been revamped and made suitable for modern dwelling.
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Revamped Nazi Abodes
Revamped Nazi Abodes
Luxurious WWII Home by Bham Design Studio Takes a Step into the Past
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Eggcellent Carton-Made Airplanes
Eggcellent Carton-Made Airplanes
Charlotte Austen and Jack Munro Create a Model WWII Plane
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Military Memorabilia Bags
Military Memorabilia Bags
The Genuine Swiss Army Blanket Duffel is Both Rugged and Revered
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Militarian Retro Illuminators
Militarian Retro Illuminators
The Swiss Army Vintage Flashlight Features a Morse Code Function
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War Parachute Bags
War Parachute Bags
The Temple Parachute Tote is Both Practical and Stylish
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Vintage Army Clothing Caps
Vintage Army Clothing Caps
The Ludwig Van x Quintin Co. 'Scout Series' Hat Uses WWII-Era Fabrics
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War Time Fashion
War Time Fashion
The Eastman Leather Aviator Pack Drops a Style Bomb
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Recycled Military Aircraft Jewelry
Recycled Military Aircraft Jewelry
Deploy Peace Necklaces
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Military Material Seating
Military Material Seating
The Stephen Kenn Inheritance Collection Uses WWII Fabrics
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War Fashion
War Fashion
Marc Jacobs Recycled Military Goods
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Battle-Ready Bags
Battle-Ready Bags
Combat Winter With Tough Military-Tested Killspencer Bags
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Airplane Wing Table
Airplane Wing Table
DC-4 Conference Table by Motoart
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Bomb-Made Furniture
Bomb-Made Furniture
Stockpile Designs Blows People Away With Their Lights and Tables
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Stylish Recycled Military Bags
Stylish Recycled Military Bags
Sword & Plough Recycle Military Fabric with Aid from Army Veterans
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Vintage Motor Counters
Vintage Motor Counters
The Cylinder Radial Engine Table is a Must-Have for Gearheads
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WWII-Inspired Menswear
WWII-Inspired Menswear
Dockers 'Made in the States' SS11 Collection has a Military Motif
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Reconstructed Messenger Bags
Reconstructed Messenger Bags
Accessories from Catfluff are Made With Vintage Army Surplus
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Flight-Inspired Furniture
Flight-Inspired Furniture
The Aviator Wing Desk Exemplifies Fly Decor
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Upcycled Aviation Furniture
Upcycled Aviation Furniture
The Aviation Wind Desk is an Airplane-Adapted Design
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WWII Bunker Abodes
WWII Bunker Abodes
The Dakar Sow House Has an Expansive Atlantic Ocean View
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