Coin Sofas by Johnny Swing
If you’ve ever wished you could sit on a pile of money, here’s a way to technically fulfill that wish without actually achieving what you wanted. An artist named Johnny Swing welds coins into beautifully reflective benches, sofas and chairs, including a piece called ‘All the King’s Men,’ which consists of thousands of half-dollar coins.
Incredible Coin-Based Work by Stacey Lee Webber
No artist uses pennies to quite the same level of artistic and symbolic effects as Stacey Lee Webber, who has sculpted them into everything from table saws and other tools to decorative bowls and lids for ceramic jars.
Penny Street Mural by Stefan Sagmeister
“Obsessions make my life worse and my work better,” reads this decorative street mural made of 250,000 Eurocents on Waagdragerhof Square in Amsterdam. The firm Sagmeister & Walsh sorted the coins into four different shades over 8 days using more than 100 volunteers to achieve this nuanced effect.
Giant Penny Made of Pennies by Ted Stanke
Ted Stanke ‘chops’ coins into rough shapes and reassembles them back into functional and sculptural items, from iPhone cases to complex murals. This one, a giant penny made of pennies, falls into the latter category.