Tuesday, December 1, 2009

bauhaus doll house no more

I was sad to see Kathy Osborn's website for the Bauhaus doll house is gone (osborndollhouse.com). Kathy is a busy graphic artist, photographer, children's book illustrator, and modern dollhouse designer. I tried contacting her a few times to see if there was any hope of this house being reproduced, but now that the website is down, I'm guessing odds are next to nil. Here are some photos I collected before the site went offline.

Kathy's original idea for a high quality 21st century modern dollhouse was to create a replica of Philip Johnson's glass house, pictured below, but was persuaded by friends to give her creativity a free run.

The creation of the doll's house started with 12 rough designs. The blueprints were given to Californian model architects J & G, who were also responsible for most of the furniture, except for the mod-style chairs which we all recognize as Reac Japan.

Every time I see this house, I want to live in it. I guess I'll just have to use it as inspiration for future builds.


  1. If you like modern dollhouses, you'll want to check out this site (if you haven't already): http://www.ladyjane.com/contemporary.htm.

    This house is simply AMAZING!

    Another great dollhouse (though it has a more traditional style) is: http://fayzerplace.homestead.com/Dollhouse.html

    1. Lady Jane,
      Your work is incredible!!! I love that amazing stair case. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kathy decided to take the site down after she had trouble finding a manufacturer for it. HOWEVER, we just posted it on Quirky.com, so who knows? If enough people vote for The Osborn Dollhouse, maybe it will get produced and everyone can buy one.



Leave a message after the... BEEEEEEEEEP.