Designed by Louis Hay, an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, the single-story former headquarters of the National Tobacco Company is regarded as one of the world's most elegant Art Deco buildings.
The 1933 Art Deco building, with flashes of the preceding Art Nouveau style, features a wonderful entrance, with wood doors surrounded by sculpted roses and native bulrushes. The rose motif continues in the arch above the doors. All of these details are finely presented in this model with contrasting Cherry and Aspen wood enhancing the presentation. The kit includes only the facade of the building.
Each kit comes complete with all required parts and clear, easy to follow instructions. All you’ll need to provide is a good quality wood glue, a knife to remove individual parts from their sheets, and a flat work surface to construct the model.
The model can be displayed on a desk, bookshelf, or table with the included base. The façade is perfect for displaying on a wall without the base using your supplied hardware.
— Materials: Aspen, American Cherry, MDF
— Scale: 1:100
— Recommended Age: 10 & Up
— Difficulty Level: Beginner
— Assembly Time: 1 Hours
— Completed Dimensions: 5 1/4"L x 2 3/4"H x 2"D (with base), 5 1/4"L x 2 3/4"H x 1 1/2"D (without base)
Model by Little Building Co. Click here to learn more about the artist behind this fine model.
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Napier, New Zealand
Napier is known as the Art Deco capital of the world.
Following a massive earthquake (7.9 on the Richter scale) on the morning of February 3, 1931, fires destroyed most of the commercial heart of Napier. The city was rebuilt in the style of that era and by the end of the decade Napier was the newest city on the globe.
Nowhere else can you see such a variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930s - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and above all Art Deco. Napier's Art Deco includes many buildings by Louis Hay, an admirer of the great Frank Lloyd Wright.
The style we now call Art Deco originated in Europe in the early years of the 20th Century, and its heyday was from 1920 to 1940. It became widely known following the great Exposition des Arts Modernes Decoratifs et Industriels, held in Paris in 1925 and from which its name was ultimately derived.
Today the National Tobacco Company building houses a local winery.
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Beautifully Accurate Models
We research and study the buildings to capture the true essence in our models.
Exquisite Wood Construction
We use the finest wood components (Aspen, American Cherry, Birch, others), and manufacture and inspect all components to the highest standards.