The Thorne Room Collection
OK, so probably the most incredible array of fine miniatures ever presented in. the. world. are the Thorne Rooms which are a collection of rooms, or roomboxes, featured at the Art Institite of Chicago. They were conceptualized and commissioned by Mrs. James Ward in the 1930's and 1940's and created to depict rooms of specific eras throughout history in 1/12th scale. If you ever get the chance to visit Chicago, it is an amazing treat to see these stunning works of art, design, architecture and history.
I was particularly inspired by the Thorne Rooms when deciding to open my shop because, like the exhibit in Chicago, I really wanted to bring these precious tiny treasures to life and present them in a way which could make people as excited and delighted as I am to be around them.