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Blokowice is a collection of traditional paper cut-out models by Zupagrafika, representing the brutalist modern architecture of Katowice from 1960's to 1980's. This set of 6 Polish Brutalist Architecture models include Spodek, Sueperjednostka, Odrodzenia Estate, "Gwiazdy" Estate, Central Station, and the "Katowice" Pit-Shaft. Easy assembly with ruler, scissor, and paper glue (white glue is recommended). Recommended ages: 12+. (If you happen to have a 12 year old who is intrigued by Brutalist architecture enroll him or her in architecture school right away!)
Zupagrafika is a Hispano-Polish creative design studio set up in 2012 in Poznań, Poland. The studio was founded by David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka. Zupa's realizations stem from conceptual simplicity, purity of form and content coherence. They have a special bond with architecture, typography and paper.
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The Sullivan Elevator Grille Earrings were inspired by a wrought iron elevator door installed in the Chicago Stock Exchange building in 1893, designed by Louis Sullivan. In his 1924 book, A System of Architectural Ornament, Louis Sullivan compared the metamorphosis of a seed into a plant to the development of his basic design motifs into a full-scale architectural structure. This elevator door, in...
The design of the Sullivan Stock Exchange Earrings with Black Bead Accent was adapted from part of the 1893-94 painted decoration designed by Louis Sullivan for the Chicago Stock Exchange’s Trading Room. Sullivan designed a multi-colored wall stencil that covered the top portion of the walls and part of the ceiling. The Chicago Stock Exchange building was designed in the Prairie School/Modernist styles of the architect...
The Elmslie Detail Prairie Style Earrings were inspired by the leaded glass windows in the out buildings of Henry B. Babson’s estate. Designed by Purcell and Elmslie, these low red-brown brick buildings are fine examples of the Prairie Style with broad over-hanging gable roofs, terraces and gardens that extend out to the surrounding prairie landscape. Tarnish resistant silver plated finish...
The inspiration for these earrings comes from the Scottish architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. His style features a contrast between strong geometrics and floral inspired decorative motifs. These earrings have both these elements, with the subtle curves of the rose and the more formal rectilinear grid pattern. Tarnish resistant hematite plated finish on brass with giclee print. Length: 1.75”. French hooks. Gift boxed with descriptive insert. Made...