This is definitely one for the books! Back in 1984, a limited edition rustic Austrian art painted on Liebherr chest freezers were launched in celebration of the opening of Lienz factory as well as Liebherr’s 5 star Interalpen Hotel Tyrol. Liebherr produced two unique chest freezers for the European market in strictly limited quantities: one that was decorated in eastern Tyrolean farmhouse style, and one that was contained in a hand-carved Lienz farmhouse oak chest.
Liebherr Chest Freezer GT 3083 “Tirol”
The sides, front and lid of the “Tirol” (German spelling of Tyrol) were covered in typical eastern Tyrolean artwork. Flower garlands, floral tendrils and stars decorated these beautiful chests. They were perfect for rustically furnished restaurants, guesthouses and homes.
Liebherr Chest Freezer GT 3103 “Lienz”
The “Lienz” model was the one and only chest freezer ever put in an authentic Austrian farmhouse oak chest. Hand-carved and hand-painted at Liebherr Appliances in Lienz by Austrian artists. Inspired by source material hundreds of years old, buyers received a Certificate of Authenticity upon purchase to underline that they had purchased something unique.
Rustic Austrian Art, Innovative Technology
The chest freezers were designed for the climate rating “N”, meaning they could be operated in temperatures ranging from 16°C to 31°C. They featured child-safe temperature controls, economy settings, indicator lights for operation and alarm, as well as SuperFrost technology for rapid vitamin-preserving freezing.
The chest freezers had a strictly limited production run, making each one unique and, indeed, a collector’s item!
Making The Lienz Chest Freezer: Hand-Carved, Hand-Painted
Here are some pictures to bring you excessive throwback feels.