Flatpacked Distractions


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These intricate model reproductions of iconic Melbourne landmarks have been laser cut from sheets of bamboo in Collingwood, Melbourne by Gin & Apathy. The makers suggest that "they'll fit nicely on your desk and remind you of beautiful things outside, basking in winter sunlight, while you respond to emails that don't really matter." 

Pellegrini's - Established in 1954, Pellegrini's is arguably the first spot in Melbourne to have an espresso machine and is loved by locals, tourists, and celebrities the world over.

Supplied in 2 x A5 pre-cut bamboo sheets.

Approximate build time: 30mins. No tools required for construction.

Assembled size (cm): 19 x 6 x 6

Manchester Unity - Built in 1932 from Januray to December, the building housed Melbourne's first moving staircase.

Supplied in 2 x A5 pre-cut bamboo sheets.

Approximate build time: 35mins. No tools required for construction.

Assembled size (cm): 10 x 6.2 x 17

ICI House - A limited edition model made for Melbourne Design Week 2018, celebrating the 60th birthday of the first skyscraper in Melbourne. The construction of ICI House changed the shape of Australia's major urban centres forever.

Supplied in 2 pre-cut bamboo sheets

Assembled size (cm): 16 x 11.5 x 7.4


Material(s): Laser-cut bamboo.

Dimensions (cm): A5 (flat-packed dimensions).

*Note: These kits contain small parts and as such are not suitable for children.


We offer both Australia wide delivery and in-store pickup for orders. Delivery is free Australia wide for orders over $80.

Large corporate orders outside the Melbourne CBD may incur a delivery fee.

If you plan on sending your purchase overseas please research local customs and regulations for the country you are sending to and ensure the items comply. Some countries and states within Australia have restrictions on food and other consumables. 

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