Please note: Our Building Blocks are a lighter Mahogany wood, not dark Rose Wood like in the photo.
The perfect gift for architects or makers, these 'Building Blocks' are solid brass pieces made in systematic building measurements such as 'two by one' inches (2″ x 1″)*. Used for sketching or measuring, or just playing, they enhance work - and remind us that using our hands is good for us. The mahogany wood stand is sourced locally, repurposed from old buildings.
When the blocks aren't in use they slot back into their rosewood stand, creating a stunning room sculpture designed by an architect and crafted by artisans.
*See below for measurements of bronze blocks.
Material: Mahogany wood, bronze
Height: 7.62cm / 3 inches
Width: 5.7cm / 2¼ inches
Care instructions: The materials have subtle variations of grain and texture that deepen through use and patina over time.
Wood : Wipe the mahogany regularly with a dry cotton cloth. Clean as required with a mild detergent specific for wood. Periodically apply a generous coat of coconut oil with a clean cotton cloth. Let it soak in for an hour, then wipe off the excess with a clean cotton cloth.
Brass : The brass blocks can be semi-regularly polished with any brass cleaning agent to recover its original shiny gold look.
Origin: Mumbai, India
About the designers: Cases Goods started out as the studio arm of Case Design, an architectural firm. Located in the cultural centre of Mumbai, India they have access to a wide variety of materials and artisans. Many of the craftspeople they work are family businesses using traditional skills that go back more than 40 generations.
Brass block measurements:
2″ x 1″ x ½″ inch
or (5x 2.5 x 1.2cm)
1″ x 1″ x 1″ inch
or (2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5cm)
3″ x 1.5″ x ¾″ inch
or (7.5cm x 3.8 x 2cm)
1″ x 1″ x 2″ inches
or (5 x 2.5 x 2.5cm)
3″ x 1½″ x ¼″ inch
or (7.5cm x 3.8cm x 0.5cm)
Design : Samuel Barclay