Retro continues to be a hot trend, and Love Hulten is doing their best to keep that trend going. The Swedish industrial designer has built a solid reputation of building the coolest vintage products around. His new FC-PVM Console lets you relive those fond memories of playing video games on a Saturday morning.
The FC-PVM is a custom-built arcade system housed in a cabinet style unit reminiscent of vintage computers like the Commodore 64, Amstrad Spectrum, and NES. The unit holds a nine-inch Sony Trinitron PVM-9042QM monitor, which is connected to an original Japanese Famicom console. The Famicom console was originally released in 1983 by Nintendo and was an 8-bit gaming system.
You’ll recognise many of the games as being Nintendo classics, including Super Mario Brothers, Dr. Mario, and Rockman (better known as Mega Man). A storage space opens up under the console to reveal space to hold the two controllers, which have only been modified to be wireless.
The controllers slide into the storage bay and are released using a push-release mechanism. The top of the unit has a special storage rack to hold eight Famicom cartridges.Knobs on the front control on and off as well as the volume. The back panel holds several other ports with a classic interface, which suggests that it might be able to connect to larger screens.
The care and craftsmanship of this console is readily apparent. Hulten personally crafts the products he sells. As a one-man operation based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Hulten produces polished, beautiful work. The FC-PVM is no exception. And he doesn’t keep any stock on hand. Every item he creates is made to order using actual vintage parts.
That being the case, you can expect to pay a premium price for the FC-PVM Console—but it will be worth every penny.