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Chisel & Mouse, Architectural Models

17 December 2012

 

Founded by Robert & Gavin Paisley only as recently as 2011, East Sussex based Chisel & Mouse have led the brothers on a journey from 'hobbyists to professional architectural model makers', and their business looks set to for continued success.

From their Sussex studio, their approach of utilizing both traditional sculpting tools and cutting edge techniques (is the name starting to make sense yet?) such as the increasingly accessible 3D printing, allow them to reproduce the architect's original design to fantastic tactile effect and detail. It is a method with which they are becoming more and more dedicated to, whilst exploring future applications of the technology for their business, such as accepting bespoke commissions of your own private property to adorn your mantlepiece.

 

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Their range of models span many recognisable landmarks from football stadiums to bus terminals, particularly in the beautiful Art Deco style, and the range continues to grow. I'm sure they have received a lot of commission requests in their short time already. Being Glasgow based (and architecture graduates) ourselves, we are particularly fond of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh models. We have some buildings we would love to see, but perhaps the biggest challenge would be a reproduction of Gaudi's work!

 

The models themselves are weighty and feel exactly as you hope them to. The single colour of the cool, smooth plaster lets the attention to detail such as the finely etched metal mullions and window frames shine through. They come professionally presented and protected in black boxes which also contain a description of the building.

 

                  C Mouse Postcard

                  Postcard Row, San Francisco

 

With the forthcoming 'Town House' collection expected to be released early in the New Year, along with accepting an increasing amount of commissions where possible, there is plenty to keep the pair busy. Take a look through some samples of their work below for great Christmas gift ideas.

 

                 C Mouse Flatiron

                 Flatiron Building, New York

 

                C Mouse Windsor

                Windsor Castle

 

 C Mouse 1

Abbey House, Marylebone

 

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Willow Tea Rooms & Glasgow School of Art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow

 

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Battersea Power Station, London

 

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Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Bankside Power Station, London

 

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More of their collection can be viewed and bought at http://www.chiselandmouse.com/architectural-models.html

Follow them on Twitter @ChiselandMouse

 

 by Chris Johnstone, Tendify.com