Döettling’s New Watch Safe Sits Pretty

  • James D. Malcolmson

They say good design transcends the subject matter. German safe maker Döettling seems intent on proving this point by drawing inspiration for its latest watch safe from a chair, of all things. Liberty Barcelona, a relatively compact 300-kilogram (661-pound) safe with 12 internal winders and assorted storage spaces, has a padded leather exterior reminiscent of the famous Barcelona chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the late ’20s. The similar combination of stainless steel and leather gives this limited edition of 29 safes (each about $85,000) a much higher aesthetic quality than similar-caliber security systems. The high VdS/EN 1 to VdS/EN 3 insurance rating can be upgraded depending on your security needs. (+49.7031.437.4560, www.doettling.com)

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