Taking inspiration by the dolls’ house designed by Edwin Lutyens for The British Empire Exhibition way, WAY back in 1922, twenty British design firms took part in designing contemporary doll houses in aid of the disabled children’s charity KIDS. Each doll house was displayed on a 750mm square plinth when they were exhibited during this year’s London Design Festival (which took place on September 14th – 21st, 2013) before each entry was put up for auction. Each doll house design was required to contain “a unique feature to make life easier for a child who is disabled.”
Among the participating design firms involved were Zaha Hadid Architects and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Other practices involved included the collaborations of FAT with Turner Prize recipient Grayson Perry CBE, and Studio Egret West with artist Andrew Logan. A selection of the completed dolls’ houses were put on display at the Domus showroom as part of the London Design Festival, curated by the Cathedral Group.
- Architects and Designers Doll’s house (mstudio-blog.com)