Miniaturization has a long history in Japan, dating back thousands of years. Classic examples include bonsai trees, and more recently technology, such as mobile phones. Almost anything seems suitable for miniaturization, and we’ve featured many novel forms lately, from cat-sized furniture, to cookies that look like tiny plates of food. Continuing this trend, Japanese artist Kiyomi (aka @chiisanashiawase2015) brings some interior design chic to the world of dollhouses, with a range of handmade miniature antique furniture and accessories.
A mother of two, Kiyomi often wakes as early as 4am to make time for her hobby. Made from various materials including paper, wire, and perspex, her incredibly detailed, tiny creations include everything you would find in an 18th century world. There’s antique, industrial style cabinets and chairs; haberdashery items, such as spools of thread, sewing scissors, and a vintage sewing machine; as well as little shoes and hats, laid out in a tiny clothes store. There’s even a miniature bakery complete with teeny-tiny pastries.
Keep up to date with Kiyomi’s life in miniature via Instagram.