Philosophy

 

ARTEFICIA NAVALIS. COMMITED TO THE ORIGINAL.

 

Pumps on HERZOGIN CECILIE model
ARTEFICIA NAVALIS researches and reconstructs riveted America’s Cup yachts, vessel legends, bridge wonders, and other maritime contemporary witnesses of the 19th and 20th century true to original in 40 to 50 diminutions in size using rivet bonding as the only bonding technique. To ensure the quality of the selected artifacts, a research of original shipyard-plans, contemporary photographs, and academic literature is essential.

On the basis of these authentic resources, the historical exhibits are reconstructed precisely and assembled by elaborate handwork using timeless materials and self-made micro-rivets – as it was done to the original more than 100 years ago. That’s how worldwide unique artifacts emerge, showing the beauty and elegance of the original right down to the smallest detail.