UniversalBuildingSet

Hand Crafted Sixth-Scale Furniture for the Home

Providence, Rhode Island | 107 Sales

UniversalBuildingSet

Hand Crafted Sixth-Scale Furniture for the Home

Providence, Rhode Island 107 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (72)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! I design and create finished 1:6 scale upholstered furniture with mid-century modern style. Occasionally, I also do custom work. Do you have a piece or design you'd like to recreate, or color, or fabric in mind? Please let me know! All custom requests are evaluated on degree of complexity and whether or not the item is part of my current portfolio of designs. Some of my original designs may be retired, or certain fabrics and colors may no longer be available.

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Last updated on Oct 21, 2017

Welcome to my shop! I design and create finished 1:6 scale upholstered furniture with mid-century modern style. Occasionally, I also do custom work. Do you have a piece or design you'd like to recreate, or color, or fabric in mind? Please let me know! All custom requests are evaluated on degree of complexity and whether or not the item is part of my current portfolio of designs. Some of my original designs may be retired, or certain fabrics and colors may no longer be available.

Kathleen Hancock

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Kathleen Hancock

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Another example of impeccable workmanship - each chair is crafted one at a time in my studio. Steps such as hand stitching the seat top to the side panels of the cushion result in an incredibly realistic piece of furniture.
Sewing the armrest to the inside chair panel.

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About

More real-life than real-life.

I have always been interested in the murky territory between Fine Arts and Crafts. In my studio practice, I enjoy working in a landscape where the ideas of design and functionality co-exist. As a printmaker, book artist, and later, as a sculptor, I have also been very intrigued by the optical illusions made possible using a process called trompe l'oeil.

The chair project began simply as a challenge to solve a problem in another area of my work. I had been constructing 1:6 scale figures for a stop motion film project and I immediately realized that I would also need to consider building an array of props and furniture. This undertaking has been satisfying on many levels. Crafting hyper realistic objects with simple materials, such as foam core, wood, and fabric, that preserve a sense of physical integrity and scale, has unified my interests and sensibilities into an ideal harmony.

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  • Kathleen Hancock

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    It all started, with a Tiny Chair Project that followed a Tiny Shoe Project, in pursuit of a fictional narrative based on certain real-life events told in 1:6 Scale.

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