Designer Tatsuya Tanaka's dioramas show that bigger isn’t always better

Designer Tatsuya Tanaka's dioramas show that bigger isn’t always better

As humans, we often ignore the little things around us. But some people take the time.  Japanese designer Tatsuya Tanaka, 35, thinks we can be inspired by looking at things on a smaller scale. A much smaller scale. 

Since 2011, he has been creating imaginative and clever scenes for his “Miniature Calendar” series. They are dioramas – 3D scenes involving tiny plastic models – that are minuscule in size, and often involve food and everyday objects. 

Tanaka has collaborated with Pricerite in Hong Kong to hold an exhibition this summer at Megabox in Kowloon Bay. It is called “Small World Big Fun”, which promotes smart living in small spaces. 

Junior reporters Veronica Lin and Pauline Wong went to check it out. As well as the exhibition itself, which consists of seven miniature models, Tanaka is selling nine-month school calendars made up of photos of his displays. The exhibition is fun and creative, and makes for an awesome photo opportunity!

Small World Big Fun will run until August 31. Visit megabox for more details.