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Nostalgic Video Game Shrines

Love Hultén's Nintendo Entertainment System is Fully Operational

— October 27, 2018 — Art & Design
Love Hultén has a knack for nostalgia and his video game shrine is indicative of that. Earlier in 2018, the Swedish designer created a device that fused vintage and futuristic sensibilities. With his reimagined gaming console, the creative still navigates the line between past and present but through an iconic object with immense value in pop culture.

For his stylish video game shrine, Love Hultén used the Analogue NT mini as a basis— a machine that works with the old-school Nintendo game cartridges. The designer tops the nostalgia-driven creation with a glass dome to signify importance.

The project is centered around the Nintendo Entertainment System because of its immense role in history. Through the video game shrine, Hultén also expresses his personal ties to the console as it has "made quite an impact on [him]" throughout his childhood.
Trend Themes
1. Nostalgic Gaming Consoles - Designing gaming consoles that combine vintage and futuristic sensibilities creates a unique niche in the gaming industry.
2. Iconic Objects in Pop Culture - Incorporating iconic objects from pop culture into new designs can appeal to consumers' sense of nostalgia.
3. Personalized Products - Designers incorporating personal experiences into their creations can create a deeper emotional connection with consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Video Game Industry - Innovative designs for gaming consoles can create new market opportunities in the video game industry.
2. Home Decor Industry - Creating art pieces that also serve a functional purpose can be a disruptive innovation opportunity in the home decor industry.
3. Craftsmanship and Design Industry - Designers with skills in craftsmanship and design can create unique, personalized products that stand out in the market.
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