Ten newbie crafters (pictured) go head-to-head within the newest actuality present from Channel 4, The Nice Massive Tiny Design Problem.
Following within the footsteps of The Nice Pottery Throw Down and The Great British Sewing Bee, newbie crafters go head-to-head within the newest actuality present from Channel 4, The Nice Massive Tiny Design Problem.
The present can be introduced by TV favorite Sandi Toksvig, who viewers will recognise from her current position in presenting one other Channel 4 present – the enormously profitable The Great British Bake Off.
So, what precisely is the brand new present about, when is it on TV and who’re the contestants?
What’s the Nice Massive Tiny Design Problem about?
The present will see crafters from throughout Britain compete to create the final word fantasy home – in miniature kind.
The eight-part collection sees designers compete towards each other to create tiny furnishings for doll-sized homes.
They’ll create their mini homes room by room, with every room required to be absolutely furnished in a special inside design theme.
Viewers can count on to see numerous durations from historical past, from Regency to Artwork Deco, and plenty of tiny house-hold must-haves, be it teeny tables, bogs, curtains or meals.
Contestants should create all the contents shrunk all the way down to a twelfth of their traditional measurement to slot in the home.
Who’re the judges?
There are two judges on the present, world-record holding micro-sculptor Dr Willard Wigan MBE and inside design guru Laura Jackson.
Dr Wigan mentioned: “What was wonderful about this programme was, it was very troublesome to ship individuals house who’re so proficient. So many feelings got here out throughout filming. It was a lot enjoyable, I loved each minute of it.”
The duo should critique the outcomes of the contestant’s work and should then whittle down the miniaturists down room by room, week by week.
Jackson mentioned: “There’s a entire world of miniatures and miniacs who’re actually setting this pattern. I believe it’s undoubtedly coming into the mainstream. That is escapism from every part that is occurring proper now, and I believe that’s what persons are on the lookout for in the mean time.”
Viewers may even have the ability to comply with host Sandi Toksvig as she shrinks all the way down to take a tiny tour of every of the completed rooms.
Solely when the mini mansion is full can one individual be topped the winner of the Nice Massive Tiny Design Problem.
Who’re the contestants?
There are 10 contestants within the present:
Beth grew up in North London and lived in France for 15 years the place she taught English language to French college students.
She now works as a Justice of the Peace in addition to being a mum to a few grownup youngsters and a step-mum to her companion’s three grown-up youngsters.
She loves spending as a lot time as she will in her backyard home turned miniature workshop.
Beth mentioned: “I at all times have my mini head on! I’m at all times taking a look at issues and pondering how can I make that miniature?”
Location: London and Southport
Occupation: Animation Director
Bexie’s dad is a music composer and her mum is a TV and pc video games designer mom so, unsurprisingly, she is a really inventive individual.
She accomplished a level in animation adopted by a grasp’s in animation route on the Nationwide Movie and Tv Faculty.
Bexie has constructed a profession in animation route, and it was when she wanted to construct miniature movie units that she actually discovered a aptitude for tiny creations.
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Dom studied product design and now works in mechanical engineering.
His favorite factor about crafting is the neighborhood of individuals concerned and he loves sharing ideas and tips on-line with others who’ve a ardour for miniatures.
He additionally enjoys going to rock and steel gigs, is a giant rugby fan and can be an newbie powerlifter.
He mentioned: “It’s not unusual for my girlfriend to stroll into my crafting room and be blasted by medieval tavern music or Viking chants!”
Occupation: Internet designer and customer support affiliate
Elizabeth feels crafting has a optimistic affect on well being and wellbeing. She volunteers for a North London charity that facilitates inventive periods for teenage women excluded from mainstream college.
She has at all times been arty and loves every kind of creating and creating, in addition to visiting doll’s home exhibitions.
She mentioned: “Generally I’m scrolling Instagram and my mind type of ‘miniaturises’ one thing.”
Occupation: Fish and chip store assistant
Folks-person Julie has beforehand lived in Los Angeles, the place she labored as a magnificence therapist. She has at all times labored together with her arms and has additionally labored as a barber and a tattoo artist.
Julie now works entrance of home at her husband’s fish and chip store.
She began making doll’s homes a couple of years in the past and it’s turn out to be her most cherished pastime.
She mentioned: “I actually get pleasure from it and I do push myself to the restrict!”
Occupation: Artist and masseur
Matthew has a eager eye for element and takes a sensible, resourceful method to his creations.
He studied costume design and learnt expertise akin to corsetry, millinery and set design, which concerned making miniatures.
Since graduating, Matthew has labored freelance in prop making, set dressing and costume design. He additionally runs inventive workshops for individuals with psychological well being points.
He mentioned: “I reply to a design transient with power, a singular perspective and out-of-the-box creativity.”
Occupation: Miniature artist
Michael’s been miniature-mad for so long as he can keep in mind and has a flare for the little particulars.
After realising he might make his personal sculptures as an alternative of shopping for them, he constructed his personal miniature world and started his personal enterprise.
It’s not the one expertise he has both. With a level in dance, Michael is a performer and loves all issues theatrical.
He mentioned: “It’s pretty to see different individuals’s reactions to such tiny issues. There’s a actual magic to something in mini.”
Rising up in South East Asia, Nadia fell in love with Polly Pocket, a line of miniature dolls and equipment, as a toddler.
She labored within the company world of PR and occasions however has now given up her profession for a quieter life within the Norfolk countryside together with her husband and canine.
Nadia likes creating miniatures of the decadent treats all of us get pleasure from, from tiny truffles to miniature sweets.
She mentioned: “I stay and breathe miniatures!”
Occupation: Pc analyst
Sharon has been fascinated with all issues tiny since she was small herself.
She is tough of listening to and struggled to speak with others in class so, as an alternative, she immersed herself in each sort of craft that she might.
Throughout lockdown, Sharon reignited her ardour for miniatures and has since renovated a conventional doll’s home into an upstairs-downstairs music store/café bar.
She has additionally produced a real to life reproduction of her neighbour’s potting shed.
She mentioned: “I want I might make myself smaller so I might match inside my very own little dream world.”
Location: County Carlow, Eire
Occupation: Backyard centre worker
Thomas has been instructing himself all in regards to the world of miniatures since 2006.
It was his love of stately houses and Jane Austen novels that impressed him to attempt to recreate these interval houses in miniature.
He likes to spend his time researching the historical past behind stately houses, utilizing his findings to affect his intricate miniatures.
Thomas, who’s a skilled horticulturist, spends his days gardening on the historic Altamont Home in County Carlow, Eire, and spends his evenings perfecting his miniatures.
When is The Nice Massive Tiny Design Problem on TV?
The Nice Massive Tiny Design Problem begins on Sunday 27 March 2022 at 9pm on More4.
The present may even be accessible to look at on catch-up service 4OD.
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