On the 11 November 2013, 20 of the world??s best contemporary architects and designers will present their version of a dolls?? house in an exhibition and auction at Bonhams in aid of KIDS.
The project has been curated by Cathedral Group Plc, an innovative and forward-thinking property developer 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 British architecture, craftsmanship, art and interior design.
Participating architects and designers include: Adjaye Associates, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, AMODELS, Coffey Architects, Dexter Moren, DRDH Architects, dRMM, Duggan Morris Architects, FAT Architecture, Glenn Howells Architects, Guy Hollaway Architects, HLM Architects, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, mae, Make Architects, Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, shedkm, Studio Egret West and Zaha Hadid Architects.
In the same spirit as the Edwin Lutyens dolls?? house, the architects and designers have been challenged to work with their own artist, designer and furniture-maker collaborations to make the end products even more special. Among other collaborations FAT will be working with Grayson Perry and Studio Egret West with Andrew Logan. Each dolls house ?? which will fit on a 750mm x 750mm plinth will also include a unique feature to make life easier for a child who is disabled.
A selection of the dolls?? houses will be exhibited during the London Design Festival (14 ?? 21 September 2013) in partnership with sponsors Domus Tiles. The exhibition at the Domus show room is opened throughout the festival and is free to visit from Mon to Fri: 10am to 6pm and Saturdays: 10am to 5pm. There will be an official launch of the online auction during an invitation only event on Wednesday 18 September from 6pm at the Domus West-One show room.
Cathedral Group has pledged to raise £100,000 for KIDS to support their valuable work. 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, Alno, Marley Eternit, Greenberg Traurig Maher, Realise Creative, Development Securities, Quatro PR, ING Media and Cadogen Tate.
For further information please visit www.adollshouse.co.uk