Como House’s long-awaited Doll House: Miniature Worlds of Wonder exhibit has officially kicked off and it’s a nostalgic dive into all things playful and miniature.
Collarts’ Interior Design students, alumni, and staff showcased their design and styling skills over the last six weeks as they created two installations for the exhibit, created in partnership with the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).
Located on the ground floor, guests will find the first Collarts installation: a display of miniature chairs in cubes to represent the concept of scale.
Meanwhile, a transformed room upstairs hosts the students’ second installment, a Miniature maker workshop space featuring a dollhouse in construction. The area is also decorated with design tools, vintage memorabilia, a mood board splashed with dollhouse inspiration, and a staged bench reminiscent of a designer’s creative workspace.
Interior Design Program Coordinator Jenni Woods explains that “the opportunity to collaborate with the National Trust on the Doll House Exhibition came out of a long connection the Collarts Interior Design course has with the Trust."
"We were offered the chance to design a couple of spaces or activations in the expansive exhibition and we jumped at the chance to provide our students with a real-world exhibition design and installation experience."
"This project highlights the hands-on opportunities we provide our students to engage with design that has tangible outcomes. I would encourage everyone to reconnect with their inner child and explore this world of miniatures."
Como House’s latest exhibit showcases over 40 dollhouses, channelling a wide range of designs and details – from houses that date back to the 1880s alongside more contemporary fixtures.
The Doll House: Miniature Worlds of Wonder exhibit will run until August 29th. To book tickets and explore our Interior Design students’ work, click here.