Michael Johansson: Some Assembly Required Feb 23, 2010

Artist Michael Johansson remembers the days spent as a child assembling miniature models of various vehicles. Now as an adult, and artist, Michael experimented by designing a series of 1:1 scale models. In 2007 he created the Crescent Scale, an assemblage for a full-scale bicycle for an exhibition entitled Some Assembly Required

As Michael explains:

As a child I was fascinated building models. I remember breaking off the pieces from the surrounding plastic sticks that were leftover from the casting process and subsequently gluing the pieces back together in the right order by following the instruction manual.

A real bike is turned back into a space of imagination. By this I wanted to address the similarities between different contexts and spin concepts such as size and belonging.

Really awesome installation piece. Check out more views at his portfolio site.

  • Vas

    wow. simply wow. this is by far the best thing i’ve seen in awhile. for a second i thought he molded all of those 1:1 scale out of plastic, but i guess real parts work too.

    damn. damn damn damn.

  • That is SO awesome. Brings me back.

  • Gene Kahn

    ***boy does that bring back memories. REally
    neat re-invention.
    What did I do with all those models?

  • Craig

    This is pretty sick. I’ve gotta say, that would make a killer wall decoration or exhibit in a bike shop, or just a house.