Designers from world-renowned design firms — Eskyiu, Alan Chan Design Company, and via — convey their vision of future home living with one-of-a-kind dollhouses
Following the success of its inaugural collection, House of Madison has unveiled an all-new collection for The Dollhouse Project 2015, featuring one-of-a-kind dollhouse creations by Alan Chan Design Company, Eskyiu, and via.
The exhibition at House of Madison is open to the public and runs till the end of October 2015.
Launched in conjunction with the grand opening of House of Madison in October 2014, The Dollhouse Project invites leading architects and designers to experiment, play, and inspire with their vision of the future of home living through their creation of bespoke dollhouses.
Designed by principal of via Frank Leung, Rosy explores the relationship of form and space. The title is inspired by the dollhouse's soft, welcoming rose-gold sheen. The gable roof injects a familiar element to a thoroughly modern piece. Deceptively simple, the sculptural form is composed using three identical folded modules, rotated and joined in three directions. From different perspectives, what seem to be walls turn into ceilings, and ceilings transform into floors. This Escher-like creation speaks of the infinite possibilities of future home living.
While its outer surface is treated with a hairline brushed texture, Rosy's interior is left completely raw and unfinished, a contrast of material textures that again makes a statement on future possibilities: over time, Rosy's appearance will evolve through oxidation, as well as with each affectionate touch.
Sensory Machine is an abstract dollhouse, designed by founding partners of Eskyiu Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu. The dollhouse represents a desire for a highly intelligent domestic environment driven by nature, where pure clean air, cooling elements and digital systems integrate with natural systems. Along with the use of innovative sensory mechanics embodied within the building, energy saving strategies combine with aesthetically minimal and elegant design to form the thickened envelope of the home.
One may ask, "How can Asian cities like Hong Kong, densely surrounded by urban development, facilitate more organic and natural living?" Eskyiu proposes measures such as sustainable micro-farms and leisure playgrounds, that can provide active social spaces, extend our lifestyles beyond the four walls of our homes, and bring more dynamic landforms into play, where the natural and built environment work hand in hand to complement our quality of life.
The Bridge — a colourful creation with a reflective message — was created by Alan Chan, founder of Alan Chan Design Company, using blocks of different materials and colours to form a multi-faith house of worship in the shape of the Chinese character for ‘bridge’ (橋). Regardless of our different beliefs, all of us are tied together — connected by metaphorical bridges of human connections. Every one of us is a bridge to somebody, somewhere, sometime. One may ask, “As life spins our unpredictable 'bridge-building' journey, what connections will we make in the future? Who is the next bridge you are going to cross?”
House of Madison is located at 4/F, 8 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong.