UK property developers asked twenty of the top contemporary designers and architects to design and build a dolls’ house straight out of the 21st Century for an exhibition called, . Each house was required to feature at least one element that makes life a bit easier for a child with a disability. After being on display, the dolls’ houses were in support of , a UK charity that supports disabled children, young people, and their families.
Cathedral Group was inspired by Edwin Lutyens’ doll house that he designed for The British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1922, which used what’s considered a traditional children’s toy to showcase the very best of modern British architecture, craftsmanship, art, and interior design.
By in collaboration with artist Chris Ofili and Base Models
By in collaboration with Norwegian artist Anne Katrine Dolven
By in collaboration with artist Grayson Perry
By in collaboration with MAKLab and Burro Happold
By in collaboration with artists Ishbel Myerscough, Chantal Joffe and poet Lemn Sissay
By in collaboration with artist James Ireland
By (de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects) in collaboration with Richard Woods Studio and Grymsdyke Farm
By in collaboration with Unit 22 Modelmakers
By in collaboration with Hemingway Design
By in collaboration with JuJu Ross Design/ A&J Hilliard Cabinet Makers
By in collaboration with artist Andrew Logan
By James Ramsey of in collaboration with artist Lara Apponyi
The dolls’ houses are to be exhibited at Bonhams throughout November and were to the highest bidders on November 11th, 2013.
Hat tip to Christine!