This is one of my favourite rooms, the detail is exception, not often found on many dolls house kitchens. Over the years the style of kitchen has kept up with current trends in colour, even though the basic units have stayed the same.
The Kitchen comprises of:
Dishwasher unit with fitted cupboards, and a stainless steel sink unit. Both finished with green tile splash back. Both units have lights under the wall cupboards.
Fitted cooker unit with shelf, small cupboard and three drawers. I love the little Lundby logo on the front of the cooker. Pepper and salt mills are ready on the shelf.
Tall fridge and freezer, already to keep your food fresh, your milk cold and your peas frozen.
This pine furniture matches the kitchen cupboards, and each piece is so well made. I think one of the children has left their school bag on the back of the chair. Tulips seem to be a very popular flower, yellow and red ones, makes a nice splash of colour.
Useful Lundby Sites
‘This website describes a piece of Scandinavian design history in miniature, namely Sweden´s unique production of dollhouses, dollhouse furniture and interior furnishings in modern style, which has achieved worldwide renown and prized both by collectors and by Children at play in many countries.’ There is a great selection of catalogues you can download, including Lundby and Caroline’s Home.
‘Barton began making dolls house furniture just after the 2nd World War in 1945 as a way of giving employment to demobbed British soldiers. At this time toy houses made from sheet metal by companies such as Tri-ang and Gee-Bees started to mass produced. The doll’s house became the must have toy for every little girl in Britain, and she needed to furnish it.’ If you go to the gallery on this site there are catalogues you can download from various years from 1970.
For pure inspiration visit the Official Lundby Site, it is full of useful information. The design of the website is as stylish and modern as the furniture and houses they sell, a must visit.
For more examples of Lundby Furniture visit my Board on Pintrest: