This isn’t your dad’s model airplane. Artist Luca Iaconi-Stewart spent over 1,000 hours constructing a 1:20 scale model of a Singapore Airlines plane. Using manila envelopes, the artist created an incredibly detailed representation of the craft. Many of the elements are functional, as well, including folding seats and sliding doors. His work has left the internet in awe, as the original post has hit almost 3 million views within just a few days.
Over 100 envelopes were used to create the model, painstakingly cut, molded, and glued together by the artist. Dentsu Möbius, the Singapore extension of Japanese Dentsu advertising, produced the campaign with the tagline “At Singapore Airlines, no detail is too small.” This is evident in the attention to detail in the model, right down to the functional footrests, tray tables, and cup holders.
This isn’t the first airplane model Iaconi-Stewart has created. In 2014 the artist made a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777-300ER, which took 10,000 hours and dropping college courses to complete. It’s clear that he’s found his calling as an artist with works so detailed they make you do a double-take.
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