26 August 2010
This is one dolls house that visitors to the Kensington Dolls House Festival in May couldn't help but admire as it took a prominent and well deserved position on Paul Wells stand. ...
The house was designed by the well known artisan Kim Selwood, renowned for his Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts and comtemporary furniture, and Paul Wells built the house.
Inspired by the structures Kim designed as an architect, Paul works on lots of modern designs for some prominent modernist architects during their quests for planning permission, and works more often in much smaller scales than this 1/12th scale house.
The house is constructed of a MDF shell with acryloic windows. All the glazing panels slide open and closed. The flooring throughout is of marble tiles which are simulated by hand marblin onto a styrene sheet. The railings are solderd from brass. The roof terrace features a pool with koi carp, decking and a lawn.
The lighting is by Martin Butler of Small World Products and is by 64 LED down lighters which take very little power. ELF Miniatures designed and supplied the kitchen with a Zebrano finish and will be making a bathroom on the upper floor behind two frosted panels.
The furniture and sculpture has been designed and made by Kim Selwood, and the paintings provided by Anne-Marie Levine. Kim Selwood is one of the few miniaturists making 20th century furniture, and his collection includes over 300 examples of classic 20th century furniture design all based upon existing pieces.
For more information please contact:
Paul Wells: Tel: 01223 891403 Email: [email protected] Web: www.pwmodels.co.uk
Kim Selwood: Tel: 01436 672601 Email: [email protected] Web: www.kimselwood.co.uk
Elf Miniatures: Tel: 0208 6940536 Email: [email protected] Web: www.elfminiatures.co.uk
Small World Products: Tel: 01473 735500 Email: [email protected] Web: www.smallworldproducts.com
Anne-Marie Levine: Email: [email protected] Web: www.annemarielevine.com