Coal was central to the war effort. It not only kept people warm but powered industry, railways and shipping. After the loss of French and Belgian coalfields to the Allied war effort, Welsh coal was all the more important. This meant that the war saw some form of prosperity return to the south Wales coalfield after the long, hard inter-war years. "One in ten eighteen-year-olds were drafted into mines rather than the forces"
Check this great installation furniture that has been designed by Belgian designer Sebastien Wierinck. This designer has been creating this installations of sculptural furniture made of flexible polyethylene tubes. From public benches to cafe seating to temporary installations, his pieces always challenge the way people view and interact with environmental space.