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Miniature models by Szymon Klimek

Beautiful miniature models made by Polish engineer Szymon Klimek

‘For me the Victorian era is about combining engineering with art,’ Polish engineer Szymon Klimek said. ‘Back then the engineer was an artist’

Miniature models by Szymon Klimek. Talented Polish engineer Szymon Klimek combines art and engineering in his works, creating models of the early 20th century cars, trains, steam engines and fancy carriages. But the interesting thing is that any product easily fits a regular wine glass. Beautiful miniature models are made of very thin sheets of copper and steel, the author gives the desired shape and fastens together with glue. The creation can take up to two months of hard work. “My work is at the intersection of decorative, engineering, and jewelry” – says Klimek, preferring to keep his miniatures in wine glasses.

Beautiful miniature models made by Polish engineer Szymon Klimek

‘When I first had the idea I was surprised when it appeared possible,’ he said. ‘I try to give them as much detail as possible’ – says Klimek

Miniature models by Szymon Klimek

The 55-year-old Pole spends hours gently bending brass and steel into position and giving every millimeter of surface intricate detail

Miniature models by Szymon Klimek

The engineer manipulates paper thin pieces of metal into shape and sticks it together with glue to create the miniature replicas

Miniature models by Szymon Klimek

‘What I do is a cross between decorative arts, engineering and jewellery,’ said Szymon, from Poznan in Poland

Miniature models by Szymon Klimek

Polish engineer Szymon Klimek

Last year Szymon built four miniature Victorian steam engines, complete with electric motor

Last year Szymon built four miniature Victorian steam engines, complete with electric motor

They take two months to make and finished designs, which are no more than 8cm long, are sealed in a wine glass for protection

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