From his tribute to the Commodore PET 2001 to a visual synthesizer for building fractal patterns, Swedish designer Love Hultén is a master at combining age-old wood crafting techniques with modern(ish) tech.
Inspired by his passions for both traditional craftsmanship and modern technology, the Gothenburg-based designer is capable of commanding thousands of dollars for each of his own-of-a-kind midcentury-inspired pieces—and rightfully so.
For his latest endeavor, Hultén turned his attention to the origins of video gaming with the OriginX—his tribute to the Pong video game cabinet, which helped establish the video game industry in 1972.
Built with a walnut housing and featuring a control panel made with aluminum, the units—which are color-customizable and will be limited to a quantity of 50—will each include a “built-in modern computer” to run the original JAMMA board of choice on a 19″ 4:3 LCD screen. Ultimately, if you’re looking for a “one-size-fits-all” arcade solution that looks great in your living room or bar, the OriginX is about as tasteful as they come.
“OriginX is a link between the present and the past and a tribute to the arcade,” explains Hultén. “The slim wall-mounted cabinet combines modern hardware with classic design and lets you enjoy classic co-op games like Metal Slug, Gauntlet, and Contra in first class. It can store over 10.000 emulated games. Add your own favorites through USB and create a personal game library.”
Find out more about the stunning arcade cabinet over at Love Hultén.