This is the “Liberty Barcelona” safe, by bespoke safe manufacturer Döttling of Germany. Its design is inspired by the famous Barcelona Chair, created by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929 (see “Did You Know” below). Reflecting the “birth year” of the Barcelona Chair, 1929, the Liberty Barcelona is being produced in a limited edition of only 29 safes. Built to spec based on the security requirements of the buyer. Safe #1 in the 29-piece limited edition will be available exclusively at Westime in Southern California. Price is $88,000.
Döttling Liberty Barcelona Watch Safe
The starting weight of the Barcelona Liberty is 300 kg (661 pounds)
12 precision watch winders and three drawers. One of these drawers is equipped with ten watch cushions
Barcelona Chair (Knoll Inc)
Prices starting at $5,068 in chrome, $7,748 stainless steel
Did You Know?
The Barcelona chair was exclusively designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the German Pavilion, that country’s entry for the International Exposition of 1929, which was hosted by Barcelona, Spain. Since 1953 Knoll Inc has manufactured the chair. They make the frame in two different steel configurations, chrome and stainless. The chair is almost completely hand-laboured, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s signature is stamped into each chair. Unauthorized reproductions proliferate worldwide and are sold under different marketing names.
LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE “Architecture is a language; when you are very good you can be a poet,” wrote the acclaimed architect and Bauhaus director. As a leading Modernist architect and furniture designer, Mies elevated industrial-age materials to an art form. His steel-framed buildings with large-scale glazing, like the Seagram Building in New York (1958) and the Nationalgalerie in Berlin (1968), are landmarks of Modern architecture.