New York, New York. Anyone who's made it there—or just has big aspirations—will relish Chisel & Mouse's fine 3D architectural model. Homing in on the southern tip of Manhattan, it replicates this celebrated island of skyscrapers in a finely detailed, single resin-plaster tile, hand cast in the UK. To hang on a wall or be displayed on a desk or tabletop, encased in a plexiglass shadow box frame.
12" h x 12" w x 4" d (30.5x30.5x10cm)
Resin plaster, perspex
Handmade in the UK
Free of toxic solvents
Chisel & Mouse
“We wouldn’t presume to think of ourselves as artists,” Robert Paisley says. “We call ourselves draftsmen; the architect is the artist.” A bit of an understatement for Robert and brother Gavin, who fled an office-software business for their creative venture Chisel & Mouse. With both traditional plaster-cast methods (the “Chisel”) and today’s 3-D printing and computer-aided design (“Mouse”), not to mention Google Earth and satellite data, they turn out painstakingly accurate architectural models. The smooth white plaster replicas of such landmarks as the Bauhaus Dessau and New York’s Guggenheim Museum are stylish and also quite personal, adds Robert. “I love the idea of immortalizing a place that’s special to people.”