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Robson Cezar’s New Whitechapel Market Houses

April 8, 2023
by the gentle author


Through these last winter months, Spitalfields artist Robson Cezar has been collecting wooden fruit crates in Whitechapel Market on the way to his studio in Bow again, and making them into a new series of intricately crafted little wooden houses.

Each one is a day’s work for Robson and many are recognisable as inspired by buildings around the East End – including houses, signal boxes and a chapel. Photographer Sarah Ainslie visited him in his studio this week to document his creations. Every one is different and each comes with an LED light and battery.

The houses are £85 each plus £3.50 postage & packing. We are selling them on a first-come-first-served basis, so if you would like one please email giving your first, second and third choice, and we will supply payment details. We can only post these within the United Kingdom.

These houses are sculptures not toys and we do not recommend them for children under the age of twelve.



“During the first lockdown I walked the empty streets and reflected on the importance of having a safe and comfortable living space, especially during a time of crisis. I was inspired to create small wooden house sculptures using fruit and vegetable crates. My experience growing up in a tiny wooden house without any comfort in a favela in Brazil influences my work. To find scrap wood, I go to Whitechapel Market, which I pass every day on my way to my studio in Bow.”

Robson Cezar











Photographs copyright © Sarah Ainslie

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2 Responses leave one →
  1. April 8, 2023

    Wonderful! I would like to purchase ALL of Robson Cezar’s tiny houses. They are very special works of art.

    Love & Peace

  2. Cherub permalink
    April 8, 2023

    These little houses are always absolutely charming!

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