On 11th November 2013 20 unique dolls’ houses, designed and built by some of the world’s best architects and designers and including artworks by world famous artists including Grayson Perry and Chris Ofili, will be auctioned at Bonhams in London in aid of KIDS.
The project has been curated by property developers Cathedral Group and is inspired by the dolls’ house that Edwin Lutyens designed for The British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1922 – using a very traditional children’s toy to display the very best of modern architecture, craftsmanship, art and interior design.
Participating architects and designers include: Adjaye Associates, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, AMODELS, Coffey Architecture, Dexter Moren, DRDH Architects, dRMM, Duggan Morris Architects, FAT Architecture, Glenn Howells Architects, Guy Hollaway Architects, HLM Architects, James Ramsey RAAD Studio with Lara Apponyi, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, mae, Make Architects, Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan, Shedkm, Studio Egret West and Zaha Hadid Architects.
In the same spirit as the Edwin Lutyens dolls’ house, the architects and designers have been encouraged to collaborate with their own artists, designers and furniture-makers. Among others, FAT has worked with Grayson Perry, David Adjaye with Chris Ofili, Guy Hollaway with Hemingway Design and Studio Egret West with Andrew Logan. Each dolls’ house – which fits on a 750mm x 750mm plinth – also includes a unique feature to make life easier for a child with a disability.
A selection of the dolls’ houses are on show at Senator, 11-13 Melton Street, London, NW1 2EA, Monday to Friday, 9-5pm.
KIDS is a UK charity supporting disabled children, young people and their families. They run home learning programmes, specialist nurseries and crèches, short-break programmes for disabled children and a series of inclusive adventure playgrounds. They offer a wide variety of services to parents of children with disabilities and programmes for siblings of disabled children and young carers.
A Dolls’ House has been kindly sponsored by Bonhams, Domus, Alno, Marley Eternit, Greenberg Traurig Maher, Realise Creative, Development Securities, Quatro PR, ING Media, Cadogan Tate and Thomas Butler.
For more information, visit www.adollshouse.co.uk