This week’s Design Festival has reminded us of our favorite recent discovery – Chisel & Mouse who are showing this week at Tent London. This family firm (founded by brothers Gavin and Robert Paisley in 2011) produces stunning plaster casts of iconic structures – as well as a few lesser known but no less beautiful buildings too. Made by hand in Gavin’s workshop in the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, their collection includes great British buildings as well as a few of our American favorites too like the Guggenheim. We love the gorgeously Deco Abbey building built on Baker Street in 1932, and the austere chimneys of Battersea Power station (a site which will no doubt soon be cornered by other blocks judging by the current speed of construction along Nine Elms). Each one of Chisel & Mouse’s designs is made from tactile plaster and resin (there are felt backs and underside to protect surfaces) and the boys will take on special commissions of your own favourite structures.
Buy the Battersea Power Station model.
Buy the Hoover Building model.