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The Promise Black, Kaws

The Promise Black

Kaws

Design - 34 x 16 x 24 cm

€1,290

3D Little Big Space, Invader

3D Little Big Space

Invader

Design - 28 x 20 x 4 cm

€1,500

Folkifunki - Candleholder With 3 Arms, Jaime Hayón

Folkifunki - Candleholder With 3 Arms

Jaime Hayón

Design - 30 x 17 x 20 cm

€430

Naked Raku bowl black & white large - Dark metallic green, Denis Di Luca

Naked Raku bowl black & white large - Dark metallic green

Denis Di Luca

Design - 20 x 30 x 30 cm

€340

Pair of Vintage Copper Vases, Eugen Zint

Pair of Vintage Copper Vases

Eugen Zint

Design - 38 x 20.5 x 20 cm

€600

Pair of Alfetta Table Lamps, Sergio Mazza

Pair of Alfetta Table Lamps

Sergio Mazza

Design - 26 x 25 x 93 cm

€1,400

Vintage Silver Centrepiece and Tray, Luigi Genazzi

Vintage Silver Centrepiece and Tray

Luigi Genazzi

Design - 44 x 38 x 31 cm

€7,000

We all make the flowers grow III black, Josh Sperling

We all make the flowers grow III black

Josh Sperling

Design - 42 x 35 x 7.7 cm

€3,107

Femme-oiseau #2 - Vase sculpture, Diane Grant

Femme-oiseau #2 - Vase sculpture

Diane Grant

Design - 26 x 17 x 17 cm

€1,200 €900

Fluo Rolex Clock, Socrate

Fluo Rolex Clock

Socrate

Design - 33 x 33 x 5 cm

€1,350

Porcelaine de Rêve- Duo Bleu, Anany

Porcelaine de Rêve- Duo Bleu

Anany

Design - 18.5 x 37 x 0.3 cm

€399

Letter opener Gustav Gurschner K.K. Kunst-Erzgießerei Wien ca. 1905, Gustav Gurschner

Letter opener Gustav Gurschner K.K. Kunst-Erzgießerei Wien ca. 1905

Gustav Gurschner

Design - 35.5 x 3 x 0.8 cm

€4,200

Tabacoff La lampe d'Aladin d'or  / Gold Aladin lamp, Boris Tabacoff

Tabacoff La lampe d'Aladin d'or / Gold Aladin lamp

Boris Tabacoff

Design - 30 x 15 x 4 cm

€9,500

Amex Crypto, Lily Pop

Amex Crypto

Lily Pop

Design - 19 x 30 x 0.5 cm

€700

Lampe Mini Building Jaune, Titien

Lampe Mini Building Jaune

Titien

Design - 35 x 12 x 12 cm

€1,400

OPject - Lower Form, Jin Eui Kim

OPject - Lower Form

Jin Eui Kim

Design - 5.5 x 31.1 x 31.1 cm

€1,004

Black mat planosfear, Sun7

Black mat planosfear

Sun7

Design - 50 x 50 x 2 cm

€5,600

Heidi's thoughts, Tom Marosz

Heidi's thoughts

Tom Marosz

Design - 45.7 x 38.1 x 25.4 cm

€7,694

Roda #6, Roda

Roda #6

Roda

Design - 40 x 50 x 50 cm

€3,520

Assiette Balloon Dog - Orange, Jeff Koons

Assiette Balloon Dog - Orange

Jeff Koons

Design - 26.7 x 26.7 cm

€11,000

Lampe Baril Chanel, Cdrik

Lampe Baril Chanel

Cdrik

Design - 46 x 20 x 20 cm

€660

Small Format Design for Sale

Recent trends in contemporary art have meant that we've grown accustomed to large scale pieces, be that huge canvases, enormous sculptures, or giant installations.

However, the miniature has always been an important part of contemporary art. Be it paintings, sculpture, or photography as well as small format drawings, the reduced dimensions of the artwork puts new constraints on the artist, forcing them to develop their techniques and artistic finesse.


Jeff Wall, an American photographer known for his large scale photographic prints on huge illuminated boxes, has said that “the scale of a piece is not about the dimensions of it, but about the internal tensions within the composition".


Believe it or not, miniature pieces have many advantages. Smaller formats allow the artists to show off a different range of talents and techniques, and sometimes even create the impression of a much higher quality piece – such as engravings or prints. Creating a miniature is a sure sign of precision and skill.

They are also more practical to exhibit than the enormous artworks: we've all got a little space on a shelf ready to welcome a miniature sculpture, photo or drawing.


Another very practical aspect of miniatures is the myriad possibilities for display: you could put together a full shelf of statuettes, or even a dedicated framing wall – which is an increasingly popular method for display, and makes for the perfect decorative addition to a living room or bedroom. It's a mixed composition made up of an array of pieces – you guessed it – all on the same wall. The diminutive size of the miniatures also makes it easier to make sure your favourite pieces are displayed in pride of place.

Even artists who are known for their monumental works are slowly getting into miniatures, like Jeff Wall in his exhibition at the Cartier Foundation.


The miniature is making a big name for itself as a growing trend across the contemporary art world; from Gaspard Mitz, who creates tiny versions of the interiors of famous art galleries in his 'Box Stories', to the photography of Samsofy, who recreates scenes from daily life with miniscule Lego 'actors'.  


Last but not least, the small scale of the pieces means that even big names come with small price tags, meaning that miniatures make excellent presents. So, go on, what are you waiting for? Browse our selection of miniature works now…

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