11 February 2010

Architectural Models

The Radcliffe Oxford Camera architectural model. Also available as a split pair of bookends.

I enjoy seeing random accessories, art pieces, sculptures and/or other objects and curiosities placed in an eclectic interior design. These architectural models by Timothy Richards are one such example.

Timothy Richards started his business nineteen years ago and has slowly built a reputation of quality. According to his company, they are the only people making plaster sculptures of this type in the world. Each sculpture is made with care by hand in their workshop in Bath, England. Timothy Richards explains, "Plaster has permanence and is a beautiful and underrated material. It is the main material we use in making the sculptures. Additional materials used in making the sculptures are etched brass; lead; white metal; glass, and sometimes gold."

A model sculpture of the United States Capitol held up in front of the actual building.