Shapes of New York
The ultimate New York gift!
An interactive model to make your own Shape of your city, this item is perfect for people who want more than a static NY souvenir.
Trade merely decorative items of New York for a precise urban diorama of the city, in an interactive, fun to play format that can also be displayed as a sculpture.
With 7 acrylic building silhouettes displaying the most famous constructions in NYC, simply fit them in the lanes on the wood base to create 3D perspective of Manhattan at your taste and at full detail.
A great gift for architecture lovers as well as a piece of art for interior design, be it on shelfs, desks, rooms or offices (perfect for a break!), Shapes is something alive that strengthens your creative muscle. :
- Pose it on paper and follow the outlines with a pen, easily drawing the city
- Cast a light in front of the silhouettes and create urban shadows top of surfaces
- Zoom in with a camera, go macro, change the scale of the diorama for great pictures of fantastic stories within New York
The laser cut acrylic makes the outlines fully recognizable, and resistant so that you can experiment over and over again with them.
Shape New York with no boundaries.
From nearest to farthest, oldest to newest, most known to to-discover... What order are you going to pursue...?
Length: 39 cm // 15.3 in
Width: 8 cm // 3.1 in
Height: 0.9 cm // 0.35 in
Weight (whole product):
250 g approx. // 0.5 lb
certified elm wood, acrylic.
1 x wooden base with five lanes
7 x different sized acrylic building outlines
Handmade in Barcelona
The neoclassical Statue of Liberty has been the welcoming construction saluting all sailing New York newcomers since the early 1890s. Standing all alone on a small island at the Hudson River' upper bay, it was bigger and greater than anything anyone had ever seen - nothing, though, compared with the One World Trade Center you would see today. But, besides from the already existing Brooklyn Bridge on the other side, Lady Liberty was just the shy beginning of a 50-year gap of an astounding skyscraper construction rant that would change Manhattan forever. The Flatiron, Empire State, and Chrysler Building, completed respectively in 1903, 1930 and 1932, all former World's tallest candidates or winners, know about it, and have surely seen plenty. These living showcases embrace shorter structures like the New Museum and Hearst Tower, whose silhouettes we have featured in the same piece as a way of honoring two iconic, design-filled facades of NY. In real life, however, the latter is closer to the modern 432 Park Avenue or MetLife Building area than it is to Soho or Lower Manhattan like the firth, but they both represent the city of dreams, of unending vertical office buildings and tons and tons of neck-breaking piles of metal, concrete, and glass. One little exception here though - the recently finished 432 Park Avenue Condominium tower, which has the tallest rooftop in New York and overlooks the far-side Guggenheim Museum and Central Park... is 100% residential!