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The City of London, today's hub of trade, commerce and banking, originally grew out of a 1st century Roman settlement on the banks of the Thames. Chisel & Mouse pays tribute to this historic and cultural nerve center with an exacting 3D model, hand-cast in the UK as a single resin-plaster tile. The splendid architectural map under a plexiglass box frame, can be hung on a wall or displayed on a desk or tabletop.
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.”