Designer dolls’ houses

A host of designers, artists and architects have worked on the smallest residential projects around – each has designed a dolls’ house in aid of charity KIDS.

Zaha Hadid's dolls' house
Zaha Hadid’s dolls’ house

Zaha Hadid, David Adjaye, Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan and AHMM are among those who have created the houses, which will be auctioned off to raise money for the charity.

The minutely-detailed houses come in a range of styles (and varying degrees of being routed in reality) but each fits on a 750mm2 plinth.

Detail of AHMM's dolls' house
Detail of AHMM’s dolls’ house

The houses were all also designed to include a unique feature to make life easier for a child with a disability.

The architects and designers were encouraged to take a collaborative approach to the miniature designs – and work with other designers, artists and furniture-makers.

Dolls' house by FAT
Dolls’ house by FAT

So, for example, FAT has worked with Grayson Perry, Adjaye with Chris Ofili, Guy Holloway with Hemingway Design, and Studio Egret West with Andrew Logan.

The project, which is curated by property developer Cathedral Group, is apparently inspired by a dolls’ house designed by Edwin Lutyens for the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley in 1922, which used the mini format to display the latest developments in architecture, art and interior design.

Morag Myerscough's dolls' house
Morag Myerscough’s dolls’ house

There will be a public exhibition of all the dolls’ houses at Bonhams, New Bond Street, London W1S, from 10-11 November, and on 11 November the houses will be auctioned at Bonhams to raise money for KIDS. Seven of the houses are also available to view at Senator, 11-13 Melton Street, London NW1, until 7 November.

All photography is by Thomas Butler.

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