…a safe can be a work of art? In 1996 Bauer AG, as it was then, commissioned artist Franz Meierhofer to design the Variit lightweight safe. Under the title “Safe Art” he created a series of witty, bold, playful and elegant works combining art and technology to highly decorative effect. There were only 25 copies made of each design, with each individual safe made unique by different details and colouring. Thanks to “Safe Art”, safes could be liberated from the cellar and given pride of place in the workplace, or shown off to friends at home.