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Posts Tagged ‘ Miniature ’

AUDI Design Wall Installation


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Having just premiered its sport quattro concept coupe at the 2013 frankfurt motor show, AUDI has unveiled a sculptural installation at the Die Neue Sammlung at the Pinakothek Der Moderne, which presents a full-size model of the 700 horsepower two-seater hardtop at the heart of it. The debut of the expansive wall-mounted work–commissioned by the cultural institution following the success of AUDI’s ‘design icons’exhibition presented there earlier this year–that will remain a part of the permanent collection of the die neue sammlung for at least five years. 1800 miniature models of the automotive company’s 1980’s UR-quattro cover the wall of the museum space, acting as a backdrop to the featured sports car. The small-scale maquettes have each been milled from a seven-kilogram block of aluminium–a material which AUDI is no stranger to, having gained expertise in working with it through their automotive engineering for many years. A metal which is often referenced to being the epitome of lightness and stability, each of the resulting UR-quattro replicas weigh 860 grams–manufactured in a small production run–and stand as a testament to AUDI’s toolmaking expertise. A mirror suspended from the ceiling, offers an endless perspective of the rows upon rows of miniatures which soar vertically upwards–an infinite space where the viewer is immersed in the world of AUDI.

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The Best Way To Diet.


Shay Aaron is a brilliant artist from Israel who makes the most astonishing miniature food jewelry. These foodstuffs look so beautiful they almost look edible.  Actually, there’s a whole market out there for miniature food. Not actual stuff you can eat, but intricately hand made designs of steaks, burgers, pies, vegetables, eggs and pretty much anything you can think of.  With portions this small, it’s one hell of a diet.

The Paper People.


Celebrity and historical figures find a second life in these paper miniatures by ‘People Too’, the collaborative efforts of Russian designers Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich.  Using a range of knives, scissors, tweezers, and other tools on wire and a combination of construction and specialty papers, the team creates not only miniature furniture and figures but also entire sets for the pieces.  Their ‘star’ series represents famous musicians, from Michael Jackson to Queen to Elton John.  Check it out.

The Worlds Smallest Fish Tank.


Miniature specialist Anatoly Konenko, from the Siberian city of Omsk, has built the world’s smallest aquarium.  It is just 30mm wide, 24mm high and 14 mm deep – enough to hold just 10ml of water, or about two tablespoons’ worth.  The mini-aquarium is even equipped with a water purification filter to keep the water healthy for fish.  Konenko, who calls his art ‘micro-miniatures’, even made a minuscule fishing net which he used to place the fish, baby Danios.

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