The Most Beautiful Consoles Are Made By Hand

The Most Beautiful Consoles Are Made By Hand

When a company like Sony or Nintendo or Microsoft designs a console (or handheld), they have a few things to worry about, like keeping prices as low as possible while ensuring everything still works. But what if that wasn't an obstacle for games hardware? What if they could be as beautiful as any other piece of hand-crafted art?

That's where Love Hulten comes in. The Swedish designer and craftsman (who we've actually featured here before) specialises in exquisite, one-of-a-kind pieces of electronics:

Hultén carefully selects the finest local materials to provide strength and durability. The unique collectible objects breathe through time, rather than get suffocated by it. Specializing in creating one-of-a-kind exclusive items, Hulten offers the buyer a genuine and personal experience.

Just look at this stuff. It's gorgeous. This little handheld, for example, is made from solid American walnut, wrapped around a Raspberry Pi A+ that's running an emulator. You can even adjust the tension of the friction hinge.

The Most Beautiful Consoles Are Made By Hand
The Most Beautiful Consoles Are Made By Hand

Here are some more examples of Hulten's work:

The Most Beautiful Consoles Are Made By Hand
The Most Beautiful Consoles Are Made By Hand
The Most Beautiful Consoles Are Made By Hand
The Most Beautiful Consoles Are Made By Hand
The Most Beautiful Consoles Are Made By Hand

(via claw marks in the frozen peas)


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