In 19th-century Germany, the innovator and engineer Carl Kästner created the first burglar-proof, high-security safe disguised as a piece of luxury furniture.
After establishing his company in 1846, Carl Kästner would go on to employ the finest European engineers and craftspeople of his generation, creating sumptuous furniture incorporating hidden safes designed to protect the private treasures of wealthy business tycoons and the nobility, and constructing vast underground bank vaults for the national banks of Germany and Russia.
At Salone del Mobile 2018, Carl Kästner is thrilled to announce its relaunch with the introduction of the first ever collection of Carl Kästner safe-furniture – an entirely new genre of furniture designed to safely conceal and house precious possessions.
Each Carl Kästner creation is lovingly designed, engineered and crafted to fit seamlessly into 21st century luxury living or work spaces.
At first glance, a piece of Carl Kästner safefurniture is a beautiful, expertly crafted, contemporary design, available in a choice of woods and finishes. Yet, completely unseen until it is opened, are its discreet and sophisticated inner construction, its steel walls, secret compartments, hidden locking systems and hinge technology.
For extra security and peace of mind, every Carl Kästner design comes with the option of integrating within it a fully-fledged high security safe, with walls of concrete and steel, a 10-bolt locking system and German VdS 1 security certification, all engineered to secure the furniture’s contents beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Whether for handwritten letters from a departed loved one, heirloom jewellery or important business documents, a piece of Carl Kästner safe-furniture enables its owner to place valued items where no-one would even think of searching for them.
All Carl Kästner safe-furniture is conceived and brought to life in the heart of Germany’s engineering region, under the direction of Carl Kästner’s owners who have extensive experience of interior design projects within palaces and yachts round the globe.
Carl Kästner safe-furniture will be available in the world’s leading furniture and interior design boutiques and luxury department stores.