Written by Chantal Phillips
GTM is a lead sponsor of Cathedral Group’s ‘A Dolls’ House’ project whereby 20 of the world’s leading architects and designers will present their vision of a dolls’ house at a live auction to be held at Bonham’s on 11 November, with all proceeds of the auction going to KIDS charity.
Background to the project
Inspired by the dolls’ house that Edwin Lutyens designed for The British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1922, Cathedral Group has asked 20 contemporary architects and designers, including Zaha Hadid, Rogers and Stirk, to design and build a dolls’ house for the 21st Century. Each dolls’ house is designed to include at least one feature that makes life easier for a child with a disability. You can read more about this fantastic project here.
An online auction of the dolls’ house has already commenced. The top six dolls’ houses will go to live auction.
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. You can learn more about them here.
The Dolls’ House project has attracted highly favourable coverage from the national and international press. A few of the press highlights can be seen below: