Why scale 1:16? / なぜ縮尺が16分の1?

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About 1:16 Mini Museum

Why we decided to make the scale of the mini museum 1:16 ?

どうしてミニ・ミュージアムの縮尺を1/16にしたのか?

The simplest way to change the scale is by making it half.  When you half a real object, it is 1:2.  Then if you half it again, that is 1:4.  If you half that one more time, it is now 1:8.  Yes, then you half that object once more time, the result is 1:16.  So, this scale is based on a simple four times of half-ing!

何かを小さく表現する縮尺を考える時、一番シンプルなのは実物を半分にしてみることです。半分の高さまで縮めてみる、すると2分の1になる。もう一度半分にすると4分の1、さらにその半分で8分の1。そして、それをさらに半分に縮めると16分の1になります。この椅子とジオラマ模型の縮尺は、この4回の「半分」から生まれました。

why 1-16As a result, you have a little chair on your palm and it’s just about possible to apply glue to the margin of the paper to assemble this model.  We tried 1:8 as well, but they were not very cute!

そんな理由で16分の1の、手のひらにちょこんと乗る椅子が生まれました。のりしろにボンドを付けるのに爪楊枝が要る小ささですが、、、8分の1ではこんなに可愛く見えなかったのです!

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A furniture, product and interior designer, leading t.n.a. Design Studio, based in East London. An weekend cyclist and stamp collector.

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