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LB_JW_small.jpgJohnson Wax Headquarters Wooden Model Kit

This finely crafted, wooden scale model kit of a 1930’s streamline modern masterpiece, the Johnson Wax Headquarters, captures the lines and details of the building just in miniature form.  The kit comes with easy step-by-step instructions and precision cut parts from fine woods.  Whether you are a fan of history or architectural design, these models will be great conversation pieces for your desk, bookshelf, or table.

Johnson Wax Headquarters:  Frank Lloyd Wright, who was almost 60, when he was approached by the president of S.C. Johnson & Sons, Herbert Johnson, to build a new headquarters for the company in Racine, Wisconsin.  The building features Wright's interpretation of the modern streamline style of the 1930s. Unlike his earlier Prairie School structures, the building features many sweeping curved forms. This began Wright's transition to a more curvilinear style as exemplified by his NYC Guggenheim Museum of the 1950's. The completed complex helped promote SC Johnson internationally as a forward-thinking company and symbolized the quality of their products their work environment and philosophy. The complex was desig­nated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

Our model captures the precise adherence to the architect’s design, ensuring your completed model is as stunningly beautiful and iconic as the original.  The horizontal main building is constructed of a mix of light and dark woods, highlighting the interplay between the unique brick and stone shapes.  The iconic glass exterior of the Research Tower is faithfully rendered with molded acrylic pieces.  Even the world globe in front of the building is modeled.

Each kit comes complete with all required precision cut parts and clear, easy to follow instructions. All you’ll need to provide is a good quality wood glue, a knife to remove individual parts from their sheets, and a flat work surface to construct the model.

Materials - Aspen, American cherry, MDF, steel, and acrylic / Scale: 1:500 / 167 Pieces / Ages 15+ / 12.25” L x 8.25” W x 3.75” H

Please note:  This item is only available online and will be drop shipped.  There is a $20 shipping surcharge per kit ordered.

Code:  166793

Member Price:  $223.20


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