A model of a photography studio from the end of the XIXth century

The realisation of this model on a scale of 1:20, enabling a detailed restitution of the various areas, necessitated research in archives and museums, in order to gather the maximum number of sources and libraries: workshop photographs, works and manuals from this period dealing with photography and its applications, richly illustrated with detailed plates, and finally the supplier catalogues of photographic materials.

We referred to Hugo Lienhard, a model-builder specialising in this type of restitution, who knows how to create the perfect illusion, both of stone and of metal and glass, while using as far as possible original materials such as wood.

The building housing the workshop took a great deal of inspiration from Nature – A Review of the Sciences and their Applications in the Arts and Industry.