Miniature Modern

THE APPEAL of the tiny is obvious to me, (I may have mentioned this before!) so I wasn’t that surprised when I learned about the growing world of miniature modern design. And yes, there is a community of keen collectors! It seems that while furnishing doll houses as a hobby has long been the realm of traditionalists, in their place now is a growing group of tech savvy folk with the power of the Net at their fingertips, and a love of Le Corbusier chairs in their hearts. A quick search of ‘Miniature Modern’ comes up with articles, blogs, photos and online auctions.

I too really like the idea of a world in miniature, but haven’t gone down the doll house route, instead I’ve been collecting items to create a set of terrariums, each with a different theme.

I’ve amassed quite a collection of little cactus plants, and have been picking up old secondhand items to dress my sets: mini cups and plates, animal figures, the smallest of porcelain articulated humans, a couple of die cast vehicles for my ‘Disaster/World’s End’ terrarium, and star sh and nautilus shells for my ‘Sea Monsters’ version – I just need to get hold of a rusty old deep sea diver!

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 1930s Jindrich Halabala dolls house furniture in bent tubular steel with leatherette upholstery and wooden table top by UP Zavody Brno, Czechoslavakia (sold).

1930s Jindrich Halabala dolls house furniture in bent tubular steel with leatherette upholstery and wooden table top by UP Zavody Brno, Czechoslavakia (sold).