For £18,999 they can sell you an 8ft tall, 600lb, ex-1970s RAF cluster bomb out of which they have created an extraordinary drinks cabinet. This is serious luxury married to serious upcycling and the cabinet has taken off, selling to the Tuckers’ clients in the US, London and China.
Until 2013, when they set up their company, Ben formerly worked in property investment and Harry as a model. From their Bath home, the brothers create wall clocks, coffee tables, lamps, chairs and drinks cabinets sourced under licence from aircraft breakers’ yards where defunct Boeings and Airbuses have made their final landing.
Talking about the cabinet’s construction, Ben said: “We originally bought the old Mark One 600lb test bombs without knowing what to do with them.
“After spending weeks thinking about it we decided to re-engineer the bomb into a beautiful drinks cabinet.
“We re-worked the entire centre part of the bomb and created shelves from solid blocks of aluminium and walnut.
“The glass doors that house the drink bottles were manufactured at a special place in the UK and all the shelves sit on bearings which spin at 360 degrees. To top it off we had the spindle and shelves coated in 24ct gold and the entire cabinet is hand polished to a mirror finish, which is a painstakingly long and dirty process. This is upcycling at its absolute finest.”