Lille Huset Dollhouses
Lille Huset dollhouses
I created a new product called Lille Huset Dollhouses (meaning little house). The project started with crowdfunding on kickstarter and grew from there. I designed, branded, created all the bits and pieces of the line over the course of 7 years. My houses were sold at stores in the USA and abroad including: Barneys, J. Crew, Paper Source, Nordstrom, Walker Art Center Gift Shop, The National Gallery Gift Shop, ABC Home and Carpet, Heath Ceramics, The National Building Museum and many many more.
Lille huset is inspired by a little house in Logan square, a little neighborhood in a big city. This little house has lived in the city for a long time, over 100 years. The family that built lille huset was a Norwegian family who came to this neighborhood to start a new life. Today a modern family lives in this house and loves it very much. They are taking time to make it a new modern home so it can live for 100 more years.
Lille Huset dollhouses are a complete collection of paperboard houses that kids can build, decorate and create her/his own neighborhood or city. The collection includes friends, pets, and loads of paperboard accessories to go with the houses. The houses have been lucky enough to receive lots of media mentions and Creative Play Toy awards.
A video that was made about my products by Chicago TV.
NOTE: They were designed to be a hands on making and playing product. I thought that if kids could make their own home, be it a small cottage or a 2-flat or a high rise apartment building, it would change the perception of a cultural desire for a large victorian mansion dream house. The houses were designed to be sold as a collection so kids could build an entire neighborhood.