Architectural firm HLM has used its design skills to aid a charity that supports children with disabilities.
The Sheffield firm is one of 20 practices invited by London-based developer the Cathedral Group to design a dolls house to be auctioned by Bonhams to raise funds for the charity KIDS.
HLM was part of a team including Juju Ross Design, Alan & Jason Hilliard Cabinet Makers and AJD Foundries, who worked together to the Cathedral Group’s brief to design and build a dolls house for the 21st century.
The dolls house had to include at least one feature that would make life easier for a child with a disability.
HLM developed the idea to produce an interactive piece of furniture, aimed at children with visual impairment.
Project leader Jeremy Pickard said: “We’re delighted to be taking part in this event that will hopefully raise £100,000 for KIDS.
“We have worked with some great people and would like to thank everyone in our team for their time and considerable effort.”
A number of artists also worked with the architects on the project, among them Gavin Turk and Grayson Perry
The 20 dolls houses were auctioned for charity after they were exhibited at various locations across London.
The fund-raising project was inspired by the dolls house designed by the famous British architect Edwin Lutyens in 1924 for Queen Mary.
More than 1,500 artists, designers and craftspeople contributed to Lutyens’ 4.5-tonne display.