Dinosaur Designs Dolls House

Made by Dinosaur Designs in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2001.

Louise Olsen, Liane Rossler and Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs formed a partnership in 1982 while studying painting at art school in Sydney. They sold their first hand-painted fimo and wood jewellery from a stall in Sydney’s Paddington Markets and then began experimenting with jewellery in brightly-coloured moulded resin.

The mouldable qualities of this versatile material enabled increased production in more diverse forms and the trio developed a distinctive style of chunky jewellery in lu...


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Physical Description

Doll's house and contents, acrylic/ synthetic resin/ mixed media, designed and made by Louise Olsen, Liane Rossler and Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2001.

Doll's house made of white sheet acrylic, the sides and back enclosed, the front with double doors featuring rectangular cut-outs and enclosing four levels interconnected by steps at right-hand side. The lower first level fitted with a bathroom on the left and 'sunroom' on right. The second level a 1960s-style bedroom complete with miniature double bed and fabric bedspread, resin furniture, vases and tableware, a resin chandelier, 'shag-pile' rug and brightly-coloured wallpaper. The third level fitted as a combination dining/sitting room with resin furniture, vases and tableware, a 'shag-pile' rug and 'op art' print on back wall. The upper level an open roof garden with resin furniture and pots containing artificial cactii.



Designed by Louise Olsen, Liane Rossler and Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs,Sydney for auction at a charity function to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation of NSW in November 2001.

Made by Dinosaur Designs, Sydney.

Designed and made by Dinosaur Designs, Sydney, 2001.


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The doll's house is virtually unused because it was made specifically for the auction at which it was acquired by the donor who donated it soon after.

Bought by the donor at a Leukaemia Foundation of NSW charity auction at the Regent Hotel, Sydney in November 2001 and thence offered to the Powerhouse.


Credit Line

Gift of Jeremy and Rose English in recognition of the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia Ltd, 2003

Acquisition Date

31 January, 2003

Cite this Object


Dinosaur Designs Dolls House 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 January 2018, <https://ma.as/11934>


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