The Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections presents an exhibit consisting entirely of Chrysnbon pieces decorated and arranged by Judy Berman. Judy Berman founded Chrysnbon Miniatures in the 1970s after being inspired by a miniature organ given to her by her son, John. Nostalgia played a large part in her work, and she first created 1″ scale miniature replicas of her real-life antiques, before eventually designing full kits.
At the time, collectible miniatures were primarily individually produced, making them expensive. Judy wanted to change this and began designing products that could be made from polystyrene (plastic). Engineered for production by John, her kits and accessories could be quickly produced while remaining flexible and detailed. The end result was affordable miniature furniture and accessory kits explicitly designed for the average collector.
Many of the vignettes displayed here show the diverse outcomes of Chrysnbon kits and Judy’s dream to preserve a part of America’s heritage.