Laurie Simmons and Peter Wheelwright have brought the dollhouse into the 21st century, presenting a 1:12 scale modernist architectural house with sliding transparent colour walls that enable the house to be used from all angles. Simmons was initially approached by Larry Mangel of Bozart Toys to create a dollhouse given her interest in dolls as expressed in her photography. It was only after photographing the Stettheimer dollhouse housed in the Museum of the City of New York that she agreed to undertake the project. After recruiting friend and architect Wheelwright, the chairman of the architecture department at Parsons School of Design, the two set about conceiving a contemporary dollhouse with playful possibilities.
£5000 – £7000