Completed in 1933 as the new offices and printing factory of The Daily Telegraph, this symmetrical two-story building is arguably Napier’s finest example of Art Deco perfection.
This model captures all the fine, Art Deco details including the ziggurat frame around the front doors, the pattern in the wrought-iron balcony above the entrance, and the stylized palm-like designs atop each of the pilasters across the façade. The contrasting Cherry and Aspen wood highlight the details of this epitome of Art Deco style.
Your model makes a great conversation piece whether on your desk, table, or bookshelf. And the model can be hung on the wall using your supplied hardware. 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.
— Materials: Aspen, American Cherry, MDF
— Scale: 1:100
— Recommended Age: 10 & Up
— Difficulty Level: Beginner
— Assembly Time: 1 Hours
— Completed Dimensions: 7 3/4"L x 5"H x 1/2"W (wall mount), 7 3/4"L x 5"H x 2"W (desk or shelf)
Model by Little Building Co.
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.
The Daily Telegraph ran for over a century until it folded in 1999, merging with another paper to become Hawke’s Bay Today. The building is currently occupied by a real estate company, but The Daily Telegraph lettering still remains above the second-story windows. The building name is beautifully represented in this model’s façade.
Easy to Build
Detailed, step-by-step instructions makes your kit a pleasure to construct.
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.