Typical Local miniatures were thought of as a non-romantic snapshot of our environment here and now. They are an indicator of the present time and place, about codes and canons, about what makes it in and what stays out. Miniature buildings create a scale shift wherever they are, flipping our idea about who inhabits what - do we inhabit buildings or do buildings inhabit our space?
The Typical Local Souvenir company was founded in 2006 in Tel-Aviv. TLS developed and produced objects based first and foremost on their cultural interest and their contribution to the world of objects. The workshop aimed to achieve the highest possible quality of production within a small local setting, using only small Israeli producers to supplement the workshops line.
The bank collection focuses on the monuments of the capitalist age - the headquarters of commercial and federal banks. Like heroic statues of victorious dictators, the bank buildings are a testament to the potency and unrivaled hegemony of money.
The collection highlights banks in the United States, Germany and Japan, Saudi Arabia and China. Capitalism world domination.
The global collection continually expanded and redefined itself through the addition of individual buildings of interest from around the world. It aspired to remain eclectic and un-unifiable, presenting an image of a multicultural and disparate globality
The local collection captures the environment of the city that surrounds the Typical Local studio and gives it context. The buildings in this collection tell the story of the young and modern Tel-Aviv. Through this specific and unique city the collection also tells the story of a modernism stuck between socialist ideals and a bourgeois lifestyle.
Eclectic mixed-use building on Jaffa street in Tel-Aviv. Originally a hyper-modern `Bauhaus` style tenement. Jaffa street is a bustling, dirty, sweaty urban setting that seems to swallow up any attempt at order and refinement.
Israel Railways commission from 2012
kastiel Furniture Company commission from 2011
Shalom Tower on hertzel street in Tel-Aviv was for several decades the tallest building in the city.