LESCAZE HOUSE

11in high, 4in wide, 3in deep & 4.6lb approximately.

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In 1933-34 William Lescaze, the revered modernist architect, designed and built his own house in Manhattan. Claimed to be New York's first modernist house, it stands out from its row of Brownstones due to its striking design. White concrete, glass bricks, an absence of ornamentation and its use of strong geometric forms make this house unique.

Lescaze approach to architecture can be seen in every facet of the building. From the external design to the internal layout, his focus on function and practical living are evident.

Chisel & Mouse have produced a stunning sculpture of the front facade, paying a fitting homage to one of New York's most desirable residences.

Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.

Address: 211 East 48th Street New York, United States



EDITION

Open edition - signed and dated

ARCHITECT

William Lescaze, 1934, Modernist

DIMENSIONS

11in high, 4in wide, 3in deep & 4.6lb approximately.

LOCATION

211 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017, USA.

MATERIALS

Handmade: Plaster, metal etching, 3D printed plastic

RETURNS

No quibble returns policy.

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We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse).

By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.

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NEW YORK CITYSCAPE (S)

13in high, 13in wide, 2in deep & 7lb approximately.

New York is the most populous city in the United States. It exerts a significant global influence upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The history of New York begins around 10,000 BC, when the first Native Americans arrived. By 1100 AD, New York's main native cultures, the Iroquoian and Algonquian, had developed. European discovery of New York was led by the French in 1524 and the first land claim came in 1609 by the Dutch. The streets of lower Manhattan developed organically as the colony of New Amsterdam. It was renamed New York when the British took it over from the Dutch in 1664. The roads were a mixture of country lanes, short streets and Native American and animal trails without any overarching order until around 1800 when the Common Council of New York began to assert authority. The Commissioners' Plan of 1811 was the original design for the streets of Manhattan above Houston Street, which put in place the rectangular grid plan of streets and lots that has defined Manhattan to this day. It has been called "the single most important document in New York City's development," and the plan has been described as encompassing the "republican predilection for control and balance ... [and] distrust of nature." The Plan is arguably the most famous use of the grid plan or "gridiron" and is considered by many historians to have been far-reaching and visionary.

The building form most closely associated with New York City is the skyscraper, which has shifted many commercial and residential districts from low-rise to high-rise. Surrounded mostly by water, the city has amassed one of the largest and most varied collection of skyscrapers in the world. The art deco Chrysler building is considered by many historians and architects to be one of New York's finest. The character of New York's large residential districts is often defined by the elegant brownstone rowhouses, townhouses, and shabby tenements that were built during a period of rapid expansion from 1870 to 1930.

This 3d map of New York, at a scale of 1:5000, is of the southern tip of Manhattan. It is a single resin tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a beautiful oak frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.

NEW YORK CITYSCAPE (S)
ISOKON BUILDING
ISOKON BUILDING

4.5in high, 11in wide, 3.5in deep & 5.5lb approximately.

The Isokon building in Lawn Road, Hampstead, London, is a concrete block of 34 flats designed by architect Wells Coates for the influential furniture designer Jack Pritchard and his wife Molly. They were built between 1933-1934 as an experiment in communal living and named after Pritchard's furniture company 'Isokon'. Wells embraced Le Corbusier's architectural mantra that buildings should be 'machines for living' (machine à habiter). This ideal was best reflected in the Isokon building.

The Isokon company folded during World War II and in 1972 the building was sold to Camden London Borough Council. It gradually deteriorated and was abandoned in the 1990s and lay derelict for several years. In 2003 the building was sympathetically restored by Avanti Architects, who specialise in the refurbishment of modernist buildings, for the Notting Hill Housing Trust. It is now primarily occupied by key workers under a co-ownership scheme and has been granted Grade I listed status.

Address: Lawn Road, Hampstead, London, RG5 3EL, England.

FREEMASONS' HALL

9.5in high, 6.5in wide, 3in deep & 7lb approximately.

Architects Henry Victor Ashley and F.Winton Newman designed Freemasons' Hall and construction took place between 1927 and 1933.

The current Grade II art deco building is the third masonic hall on this two-and-a-quarter acre site in the heart of London. It cost over £1 million to build, the money having been raised by Freemasons to honour the 3225 Freemasons who died in WWI.

Chisel & Mouse have created a beautiful architectural sculpture of the Freemasons' Hall main entrance.

Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. The window frame and door are made of etched brass. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.

Address: Freemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ, England.

FREEMASONS' HALL
LESCAZE HOUSE
LESCAZE HOUSE

11in high, 4in wide, 3in deep & 4.6lb approximately.

In 1933-34 William Lescaze, the revered modernist architect, designed and built his own house in Manhattan. Claimed to be New York's first modernist house, it stands out from its row of Brownstones due to its striking design. White concrete, glass bricks, an absence of ornamentation and its use of strong geometric forms make this house unique.

Lescaze approach to architecture can be seen in every facet of the building. From the external design to the internal layout, his focus on function and practical living are evident.

Chisel & Mouse have produced a stunning sculpture of the front facade, paying a fitting homage to one of New York's most desirable residences.

Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.

Address: 211 East 48th Street New York, United States









ADDRESS

Chisel & Mouse, Unit 1 Hooklands Farm, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, RH17 7NG, UK.
+44(0)1273251335
store@chiselandmouse.com Company Reg. No: 3842458
VAT No: GB749403615
EORI No: GB749403615000

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