Sitting targets? Company launches line of bulletproof furniture
The Scottish company’s "made to measure ballistic furniture" aims to protect people in a world which, its website claims, is "becoming a more dangerous place with gun attacks happening on a daily basis."
"We designed it with the natural human reaction to unexpected gunfire in mind: to duck and hide behind a barrier,” said company founder Darren Osdin.
The company uses special bullet-resistant polyethylene fabrics to create an armor plating for their collection, which would be resistant to an onslaught of bullets from Ak47s and .44 Magnums, as well as being flame retardant.
How bad is this?Just been sent email advertising bulletproof furniture, esp sofas, resistant to AK47s, made in Scotland.Spoof?Apparently not— Polly Toynbee (@pollytoynbee) February 24, 2016
Just when I didn't think I could ever get a press release weirder than PottyMints, I get one for Bulletproof Furniture...— Lindsey Galloway (@SavvyLindz) February 24, 2016
A single piece of furniture could cost from £500 ($700) for a basic chair up to £10,000 ($14,000) for a full suite, with 40 percent of the cost coming from the armor plating.
Just received press release: "bespoke furniture that’s also bullet resistant ...offering protection even from the ...AK-47".— Haroon Siddique (@Haroon_Siddique) February 24, 2016
The company, which already produces non-bulletproof furniture for a range of hotels across Europe, hopes they will also buy their new range as well as attracting "high net worth" individuals who may want to further enhance the security of their homes.