Super RareSUPER LIMITED AND HARD TO FINDARCHITECTURAL DREAM DESIGN. Will entertain fair offers with a warm story!KA LEIDOSCOPE Doll House from Bozart Toys & Laurie Simmons. Includes Some Rare Hard to Find Furniture. Kaleidoscope Doll House by Bozart. This house has working sliding colored panels BUT well loved and used.
Includes some very rare furniture! Well worn sofa (part of curved arms missing and worn).This particular House has been loved and well played with by kids and adults living in a Mid-Century Usonian style home for the past 15+ years... Its time for the joy to move on to another loving home for years more of imagination and enjoyment! Unassembled (unless local in SoCal, it can be delivered assembled). All colored acrylic panels in good condition (only 1 small crack on the bottom right corner of a pink panel - see image #4) - Roof has no cracks - white plastic post and beams have naturally yellowed a bit (see photos) - needs some TLC but has many more years of play and display in it.
Great for the creative and active playhouse users, or the architect that wants a piece of history to display or spectacular motivation, or the modernist at heart who wants the pinnacle of design to reference, or the investor/collector who wants to resell. Conceived and designed by Laurie Simmons and architect Peter Wheelwright.
The Kaleidoscope House, a collaborative project with Bozart Toys which produces toys with leading contemporary artists, is an interactive creative play environment for 6 year olds and above. The 1:12 scale modernist architectural house, with sliding transparent color walls, invites children and adults to fill it with an accessory line of modern furniture from contemporary furniture designers including Dakota Jackson, Karim Rashid, Ron Arad, Keiser/ Newman and Robert Kitchen.
The house features paintings, photographs and sculpture by Peter Halley, Carroll Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Cindy Sherman, Mel Kendrick, Mel Bochner and realistic "action figures" of the artist, architect and family. As the interchangeable exterior walls of the dollhouse slide open and overlap one another, their colors change in hue and value. The floor plan measures 22 x 28 x 24 inches.
The Kaleidoscope House came out of our shared interests in domesticity and in particular the changing practices of home and family. Our individual work in photography and architecture has focused on these issues, and the promptings of our respective children have often figured in our thinking. Clearly, there is a need for a new dollhouse in the family playroom. Our hope is that The Kaleidoscope House with its sliding transparencies and changing aspects will view give a colorful view into new playful possibilities.
The Kaleidoscope House was designed by Laurie Simmons and Peter Wheelwright. Peter Wheelwright, a New York architect, designed a number of homes for New York-based artists. Laurie Simmons is an internationally renowned artist and photographer who uses dolls' house imagery in her photographic work, addressing themes such as urban domesticity, entertainment and advertising. Larry Mangel, the founder of Bozart Toys, was a former private art dealer who decided to give good artists the chance to design better toys than those available on the market. Bozart Toys was established in 1996 to provide artists with an opportunity to design creative, educational, fun toys for children, but was taken over in about 2004 by another firm.
The item "Super Rare KALEIDOSCOPE Doll House by Bozart Toys Plus Free Furniture updated" is in sale since Tuesday, January 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dollhouse Miniatures\Doll Houses". The seller is "buynowa2z" and is located in Sierra Madre, California. This item can be shipped to United States.