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DollsVilla by Liliane® design for children and the elderly


Designer Liliane Limpens: My motivation to design the DollsVilla by Liliane® stems from a desire to give children their own dream haven. This villa had to be top quality, and not meant for tiny dolls, but an exclusive, private domain, just for your favourite 12" dolls [30 cm]. A domain with its own standards, values, rules and freedoms. One that children nurture as they grow older.

The Dutch design DollsVilla by Liliane®. "Oh wow! No plastic, no pink, no shapeless design that takes kids for idiots… Just a simple and clean design, that helps kids to learn something we should all instil: less is more. Sharp details." Architect Marianne Charbonneau | Bing Bang Pouf Canada.


DollsVilla by Liliane® To observe children in their own world | words To help people with all types of dementia maintain a sense of well-being and/or relieve episodes of anxiety  To communicate with children, including those with visual or hearing impairment To elicit spontaneous speech To encourage contact with peers and doctors For therapeutic play Handy format for multiple and | or physically limited kids - rehabilitation To prepare children for surgery and recovery - roleplay To stimulate the social-emotional development To relax during a medical consultation To observe the parent – child interaction To support diagnostics and treatment To stimulate group play For the processing of hospitalization and traumatic experiences related to the hospital For happy, joyful play.


The original, handmade [gender neutral] DollsVilla by Liliane® from 1997/1998 is part of the permanent museum collection of the Museum Children's World in Roden, the Netherlands.

Unique elements of the DollsVilla by Liliane®:
  Made for large Dolls and cuddle toys 30 cm], and for their cars, horses, bicycles, skateboards [carramp]
  Child high play furniture on wheels [with foot brakes] with 7 play areas
  Stimulates spontaneous role play, solitary and group play, the social-emotional and language development
  Gender neutral, for boys and girls
  Storage unit for accessories [drawers and wall shelves]
  Handy size of the parts also for those with less refined motor skills
  Design style
  Sustainable play furniture
  “This is the Bentley among the world's dolls houses!" - Guido Tielman Dutch consul-general Chongqing.
  DollsVilla by Liliane® to house their most important emotions.

by Liliane Limpens December 9, 2022




Exhibition of the DollsVilla at the exhibition Playing Architecture - the game for the city in ARCAM, the Architecture Center Amsterdam, from December 10, 2022 to May 28, 2023.


Dollhouses are one of the oldest and best-known types of building games, but the examples in this exhibition transcend outdated paradigms to illustrate aspects of society that aren't represented in traditional dollhouses.


The exhibition raises awareness of the messages and representations contained in architectural games – in a positive and negative sense – and invites you to directly experience their potential through play, including with the DollsVilla by Liliane®.




Curator Mélanie van der Hoorn, author of Serious Fun: Architecture & Games (2022). Design Dafne Wiegers, architect AHH.



by Mélanie van der Hoorn November 9, 2022


Publisher nai010 Dutch Architecture Museum Rotterdam




DollsVilla by Liliane® in ‘Serious Fun: Architecture & Games’ by Mélanie van der Hoorn, 2022. About architecture and urban design games that have been conceived and made by architects, urban planners, artists and game developers since the end of the twentieth century.


Serious Fun by Mélanie van der Hoorn.
nai010 publishers - Nederlands Architectuurmuseum [Dutch Architecture Museum] in conjunction with Architekturzentrum Wien and with the
support of the dutch Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie [Creative Industries Fund The Netherlands].


"Liliane Limpens also recognized that you needed little to create a discernible, contemporary appearance. In 1999 she came up with the PoppenVilla, 'the Bentley among doll's houses'. What sets it apart, above all, are its dimensions: 130 cm tall, 120 cm wide and 62 cm deep. Several children can play with it at the same time, with 30-cm-tall dolls or soft toys. Limpens wanted to make a sustainable design house out of high-quality materials: clear-varnished birch wood and stainless steel. Her motto was: 'Papa and mama have a granite kitchen working top, stainless steel taps, double washbasins, a design bed... Thus so should the children and their dolls." 25


"Such details do of course come at a price that, despite the miniature size, is beyond the reach of many people: over 1700 euros without furniture. It also features a ramp, a recent feature to make the PoppenVilla supposedly 'gender neutral'."


"Limpens advises every new customer to immediately place a car on it, because: 'Then the little boys know: "It's also for us."' 26 Will this substantially help to solve gender problems? Whatever the case, the house is immensely popular: thousands of hospitals, creches and primary schools in various countries have ordered one over the past two decades. It looks modern, is a niche product with a good marketing concept and has scarcely any competitors. Yet the innovative aspects are not architectural: this is an upper-middle-class family home with a pitched roof, which suggests a classical family unit comprising two parents and two children." 27


"The success of the PoppenVilla has not been matched by all manufacturers: Sirch, Minimii and Mini Archi have reason to be satisfied if they sell fifty houses in a year. So what does the PoppenVilla have that they lack? It is certified for sale in the EU and US, because the toy market is strictly regulated and official testing agencies apply high standards. Smaller producers of doll's houses that cost 300-500 euros can scarcely afford the necessary quality, safety and environmental certificates. Moreover, the required sturdiness places demands on materials and construction, which in turn do not always chime with elegance."


Cited from:  https://poppenvilla.nl/LilianeLimpensVisieMissie.htm  (last consulted on 16 February 2022; see the heading 'Gelijkwaardigheid'.
[in English https://dollsvilla.com/LilianeLimpensVisionMission.htm -see the heading Equality - addition by Liliane]


Interview with Liliane Limpens on 2 October 2019.


The washbasins, mirror, rails and worktop make the bathroom and kitchen instantly recognizable. The other rooms are almost automatically designated as living room, parents' room, children's room and study. Limpens calls the seventh room (on the ground floor) a 'recreation room': it could be a horse stable, bike shed, garage, sports or music room. In that respect, the slightly smaller PoppenVilla Light is more abstract, with three indoor spaces and one outdoor space that are not further defined.



Exhibition Playing Architecture - het spel om de stad in ARCAM, the Architecture Center Amsterdam, from December 10, 2022 to May 28, 2023. The exhibition explores the messages and stories contained in analog and digital games and shows what these can mean for architecture.



by Mélanie van der Hoorn 6 september 2022


Publisher Netherlands Architecture Museum Rotterdam




Announcement book 'Serious Fun: Architecture & Games' by Mélanie van der Hoorn. Serious Fun is about architecture and urban design games that have been conceived and created by architects, urban designers, artists and game developers since the end of the twentieth century – from doll’s houses to construction games and city building games, from SimCity to Block by Block.


The DollsVilla by Liliane® is discussed in Serious Fun. Detailed information will follow. Exhibition expected at the Architecture Center in Amsterdam [December 2022].

To house their most important emotions.

Publisher Netherlands Architecture Museum | ISBN 978-94-6208-689-0 | Mélanie van der Hoorn | English | hardcover | 224 pages | in conjunction with Architekturzentrum Wien | with support from Creative Industries Fund NL.


Mélanie van der Hoorn is a researcher, author, curator and teacher in the field of architectural perception, representation and communication.



by Liliane Limpens August 6, 2022, foto's Bianca Sijsenaar


Roden - Province Drenthe The Netherlands




The original, handmade DollsVilla by Liliane® from 1997/1998, a design by Liliane Limpens, has been part of the permanent museum collection of the Museum Kinderwereld [1969] in Roden, near Groningen, since 2019. Children can play actively [together] in the museum café with a DollsVilla from a production series.


Museum curator Mara Bosboom: "This way the children can see the development from a prototype to its final market form."

To house their most important emotions.  


by Liliane Limpens March 3, 2022




Americans love the mobile Dutch Villa a lot, which is especially built for large dolls, and their horses, cars, skateboards and bicycles! A complete DollsVilla by Liliane®, model leading, is now in the starting blocks to leave the Netherlands to the children in a family in Santa Monica, California.


Moon Picnic US: "As soon as you see this your heart will explode with a child's excitement, however old you are."




by Silvia Fabro and Liliane Limpens December 1, 2020






Silvia Fabro - Italian product & graphic designer:

Quando si dice "amore a prima vista"! Dollsvilla by Liliane® Limpens [When you say "love at first sight"!] Facebook Fabrodesign August 12, 2020.


Hello Liliane, I am a designer, Montessori by vocation and I think your product is beautiful. I saw the Villa in Milan (Fuorisalone). My favorite job is to design for children and your house is a very beautiful message: gender neutrality and much more. It's so nice to see someone pays attention to the details for children's toys.


Thank you Silvia! Children are in the basement of new lifes, that is why investing in them is so fundamental, a person carries the emo-DNA of the base for a lifetime. Gender neutrality, how nice to define this.


LinkedIn conversation December 1, 2020



by Liliane Limpens November 30, 2020






Cosy Christmas villa’s for the children’s children! To Paris FR, Houston TX US, Stuttgart DE [2], Børsa NO, Aspen US, Rotterdam NL, Mansfield MA US, Assendelft NL, Hamburg DE.


From Mansfield US: “Per our convo, this is a christmas gift for my two daughters. Thanks so much!!! They are going to LOVE this!!!”.


The beloved Dutch design DollsVilla by Liliane® from 1999. To house their most important emotions.



by Liliane Limpens August 21, 2020




Berlin August 21, 2020 – The imposing German König Galerie acquires the Dutch design furniture of the DollsVilla by Liliane®.


König Galerie was founded in Berlin in 2002. The program’s focus is on interdisciplinary, concept-oriented and space-based approaches in a variety of media including sculpture, video, sound, painting, printmaking, photography and performance.

The galerie regularly participates in international art fairs such as Art Basel fairs and Frieze Art fairs and has successfully placed works in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Guggenheim Foundation.


König Galerie | St. Agnes | Alexanderstr. 118-121 10969 Berlin

König also stores in London and Tokyo.


by Liliane Limpens August 10,2020




Jackson US August 10, 2020 - And again a Dutch design DollsVilla by Liliane® is leaving for the US, to a business family in Wyoming. Also called "The Equality State" - equal rights for women and men have long existed.

US shop: "As soon as you see this your heart will explode with a child's excitement, however old you are."


by RitzKids July 14, 2020


RitzKidz new online business




RitzKidz: "The DollsVilla by Liliane® Leading is a child-high dolls villa that really gives children the space to play. The large size of the villa ensures that every visitor is welcome. From cuddly toys to Barbie dolls, everyone can find their place in this fantastic house. Who is going to live in your villa? "



RitzKidz: "Liliane's Dolls Villa allows children to manage their own piece of real estate. The four-dimensional dolls villa can be approached from all sides. This ensures that all children playing tell the story together. The villa brings pleasure with empathic development. A real must -have!"


RitzKids: Our company aims to bring 'play' back to the child and the family. The degree of awareness and the use of emotion ensures a very good development of the child. A child's world should consist of more aspects than a screen with pixels.


by Liliane Limpens  

The national architecture museum Cité de'l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris is holding intensive children’s workshops for schools with three complete versions of the dutch Design DollsVilla by Liliane®.


Cité de'l'Architecture et du Patrimoine | Palais de Chaillot

1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre
75116 - PARIS


by Liliane Limpens November 19, 2019


Design for children




Villa's to Columbus, Indiana and Mission, Texas and Bakersfield, California. A fairytale Christmas Carol also for the children's favorite dolls and their cars!


Moon Picnic is successful in creating a consumer market for the Dutch design DollsVilla by Liliane® in the United States and the United Kingdom: "A very special dollshouse. This stunning large scale dolls villa is designed by Liliane, Holland and made to an impressively high standard in Germany. It’s the ultimate gift that will play an important role in anyone’s childhood." [...]


"As soon as you see this your heart will explode with a child's excitement, however old you are."


Moon Picnic's mission is to bring to families the best designs this wonderful planet has to offer, to help create an unforgettable, nurturing, beautiful and often magical childhood in these busy modern times. The collection grows slowly, conscientiously with a dedication to a truly inspired childhood. "It’s going to be a slow but wonderful journey finding the most wonderful treasures, often not ‘trending’ but instead timeless, one by one, discovering them."



by Liliane Limpens October 30, 2019


In the Netherlands




The original, handmade DollsVilla by Liliane® from 1997/1998, a design by Liliane Limpens, becomes part of the permanent museum collection of the fairy-tale Museum Children's World [1969] in Roden, near Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. The museum has an impressive collection of old dolls and bears. Children can actively play [together] in the museum café with a second one, a new DollsVilla from the 2019 production series.


Museum curator Mara Bosboom: "This way the children can see the development of a prototype into its final market shape."


In 1969 the Dutch Museum Children's World Foundation in Roden was founded by the Association for Tourist Traffic and the Association of Folk Entertainment. At the same time, in this year an appeal was made via the ANP to the Dutch population to look at toys from the past in the attic. This call was met with mass response and it was the start of a unique collection. Two foundations currently manage the Children's World Toy Museum: Dutch Museum Children's World Foundation and Foundation for preserving the Museum Children's World Collection.


Children's World Museum offers guided tours, a senior package, a package for children's parties and school trips. Teaching material will soon be available, which will enable primary schools to achieve official learning objectives.


Vanity Fair Junior Italy Settembre 5, 2019
Edizioni Condé Nast. Supplemento a Vanity Fair Italy N. 36



Vanity Fair Italia: “Ci vuole un fiore dal tavolo alla carta da parati, belle idee per una cameretta eco. Eco casa per le bambole, LILIANE."

"It takes a flower from the table to the wallpaper, nice ideas for an eco bedroom. Eco dollhouse, LILIANE."




Interview by Aleksandra Leszcyńska | July 29, 2019

Fathers Magazine, Italy Spring 2019
A creative collaborative blog and magazine for the modern dad



Paola Noé: “I think that Unduetrestella had the honour to present for the first time some design products that can be considered as “masterpieces” of contemporary design for kids. I’m totally fascinated by the three: Max in the BOX by Perlude and the furniture by EcoBirdy or the DollsVilla by Liliane®.”



Paola Noé has been an art critic, a curator and has worked in the editorial office of the prestigious “Flash Art” magazine. In 2008 she started to run Unduetrestella, a special contemporary art project for children. Today, the children’s universe is her hobbyhorse. She looks for the most interesting phenomena for kids – from art and design to vintage objects and even food and then exhibits them during the most important and unmissable international design sector event, a showcase for creativity, innovation and quality: Milano Design Week - by Aleksandra Leszcyńska.



by Liliane Limpens April 11, 2019


unduetreSTELLA art and design for kids




The DollsVilla by Liliane® light will make her introduction in Milan at the International Design Week 2019, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Press release:

Like every unduetrestella DESIGN WEEK edition, Liliane Limpens, the designer of DollsVilla by Liliane (NL), who creates two innovative models of a dollshouse on wheels, made of sustainable materials, full of every comfort, even the car ramp, like real toy furniture full of accessories.


On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci the theme of 2019 will be Leonardo the designer, even for the little ones: no one before him had demonstrated an imagination so close to the mind of a true contemporary designer, and very similar to the creative desires of a child. To remember the childish components of his vision.

Exhibition Art & Design for Kids April 9 - 14, 2019

Fabbrica del Vapore, Via G.C. Procaccini 4. IT 20154 Milano


Art, design, creativity and beauty are the keywords for unduetrestella DESIGN WEEK’s format who, since 2009, has strived to create and show the most creative solutions to live and grow with kids, cooperating with brands, companies, designers, artists and creative people - Italian and International - involved in the children’s universe. 



Di  8 aprile 2019

Style Piccoli: Italian kids a and lifestyle magazine | Design
Al Via la design week: ecco tutte le mete perfette per la famiglia



Milano durante la Design Week diventa un vero e proprio concentrato di creatività e colore, un grande palcoscenico dove arte, design e performance si incontrano. Tutto questo da domani fino al 14 aprile, giorni in cui la città ospita il meglio del design internazionale con il Salone del Mobile e il Fuori Salone: un’occasione unica non solo per gli addetti ai lavori, ma anche per tutta la famiglia, grazie a un calendario fittissimo di mostre, installazioni, percorsi ed eventi capaci di accendere la curiosità e l’immaginazione in grandi e bambini.


Alla Fabbrica del Vapore Unduetrestella Design Week celebra Leonardo da Vinci

Diventata punto di riferimento per il design dedicato all’infanzia Paola Noé quest’anno ci stupisce con un progetto tutto legato al 500° anniversario di Leonardo da Vinci, un percorso che risponde perfettamente al claim Hallo Leo! Artista, pittore, matematico, scienziato, Leonardo è infatti considerato il più grande genio di tutti i tempi e a questa multiforme creatività unduetrestella DESIGN WEEK ha dedicato la sua bellissima esposizione, nel grande Spazio Messina 2 all’interno della Fabbrica del Vapore.


“Ma ci piace pensare a Leonardo come il primo designer della storia, capace di coniugare creatività e funzionalità, bellezza e risoluzione pratica dei problemi, desiderio di superare i limiti e capacità di rimanere con i piedi per terra. Anche dopo aver volato. Leonardo ha costruito anche macchine terribili di guerra, eppure i suoi modellini oggi assomigliano a giocattoli, i suoi studi sulle ali e sugli animali hanno la poesia di un’illustrazione per bambini“. E sulla scorta di questo pensiero, Paola Noé ha realizzato un percorso tra estetica e funzionalità, con più di 40 brand e pezzi di design provenienti da tutto il mondo.



by Susan Stevens March 27, 2019


Made With Respect - Auckland New Zealand




Another MWR Girlboss, Liliane Limpens © Designer of the DollsVilla by Liliane® shares her inspiration for taking her passion to protect the planet into her business.


"We must learn to be protectors of nature and appreciate everything that it provides us. It is important for young children to be around natural materials, to be able to touch, feel, smell and interact with their unblemished nature."


"I am passionate about introducing children to the wonders of wood through play as this interaction contributes to an awareness of sustainability at a young age. Children are capable of developing a real connection with the products of this earth and we need to encourage that as much as possible for our Planet to thrive."


The DollsVilla by Liliane is a sustainable dolls house, built at a child's height. Made of FSC birch plywood, beech and stainless steel. FSC standards have been developed to protect the forests' biodiversity and ecological processes.

Susan Stevens - founder Made With Respect
LinkedIn March 27, 2019

Made With Respect has been created with a purpose: All the brands fall within our 4 pillars and align with one or more of the following values. MWR is a positive movement, where buying conscious brands is the norm. For a sustainable future for our people on our planet.



Di  23 novembre 2018

Style Piccoli: Italian kids fashion and lifestyle magazine | Design





"[...] Mentre pensa in grande Liliane che propone una villa su ruote, perfetta per farci giocare bambole e bambolotti."

"[...] While thinking in large Liliane proposing a villa on wheels, perfect for dolls and dolls play."


Dollsvilla per bambole (e bambolotti) su ruole (da UnduetrestellaSTORE, prezzo su richiesta).


Vi siete mai chiesti perché la doll house piacciono tanto ai bambini (ma non solo)? La risposta sta nel loro potere immaginifico e nelle tante storie che tra quelle piccole pareti prendono vita, portandoci altrove per un po’, dentro mondi incantati, per vivere ogni giorno nuove avventure.

Have you ever wondered why children [and not only they] love the dollhouse? The answer lies in their imaginative power and in the many stories that come to life between those small walls, taking us elsewhere for a while, into enchanted worlds, to experience new adventures every day.


Avete presente, ad esempio, la bellissima Stettheimer Doll House dell’artista Carrie Stettheimer, che si trova presso il Museum of the City of New York? Realizzata tra il 1916 e il 1935, questa casa di bambole rappresenta da sola un vero scrigno di storie. E non solo perché si trova in un museo e ogni giorno è attraversata dallo sguardo e dalla memoria di migliaia di visitatori, ma anche perché nelle sue stanze si trovano opere d’arte in miniatura, create appositamente da alcuni famosi artisti del tempo amici di Carrie. Ad esempio Marcel Duchamp e Alexander Archipenko, tanto per citarne due. Se vi capita di visitare quel museo, fermatevi a guardarla bene, perché tra mobili e pareti c’è una bella parte della storia dell’artista. Carrie, infatti, era la sorella di Florine Stettheimer, pittrice eccentrica nella New York di inizio secolo, abituata ad ospitare in casa i personaggi più importanti della cultura del Novecento americano. Ed ecco la magia di questa doll house, che rappresenta un vero tesoro non solo per i bambini, ma anche per qualsiasi adulto che abbia, almeno una volta, sognato di vivere a New York, proprio nel momento in cui questa metropoli conquistava il titolo di capitale del secolo.

Have you seen, for example, the beautiful Stettheimer Doll House by artist Carrie Stettheimer, located at the Museum of the City of New York? Built between 1916 and 1935, this dollhouse is a true treasure trove of stories. And not only because it is located in a museum and every day is crossed by the look and memory of thousands of visitors, but also because in its rooms are miniature works of art, created specifically by some famous artists of the time friends of Carrie. For example, Marcel Duchamp and Alexander Archipenko, just to name two. If you happen to visit that museum, stop and look at it carefully, because there is a good part of the artist's history between furniture and walls. Carrie, in fact, was the sister of Florine Stettheimer, eccentric painter in New York at the beginning of the century, accustomed to hosting at home the most important figures of the twentieth century American culture. And here is the magic of this doll house, which is a real treasure not only for children, but also for any adult who has, at least once, dreamed of living in New York, just when this metropolis conquered the title of capital of the century.


Purtroppo con la Casa di bambole della Stettheimer non si può giocare, ma nessuna paura perché oggi il design si è sbizzarrito e ha dato vita a una nutrita serie di doll house davvero creative… con dettagli così minuziosi che viene subito voglia di aprire la porta ed entrarci. Sedersi a tavola e versarsi una tazza di tè. Come ad esempio la Mini Home o la Big Mini Home disegnata da Eero Aarnio per il brand finlandese Tactic: un set con mobilini e pezzi d’artista (lo riconoscete Puppy, sempre di Eero Aarnio?). Oppure le modernissime villas Miniko, delle vere e proprie case in miniatura, in materiali pregiati e rifinite a mano del marchio polacco Minjio (in Italia le trovate da UnduetrestellaSTORE). La maison francese Encore! punta su componibili da arredare come stanze molto romantiche, abitate da tanti coniglietti in stoffa, mentre pensa in grande Liliane che propone una villa su ruote, perfetta per farci giocare bambole e bambolotti. Se siete di quelli con la testa sempre tra le nuvole, la vostra casa perfetta è la cloud-house di Rock & Pebble, mentre gli amanti del classico stile Liberty potranno trovare ospitalità in una delle deliziose Sylvanian Family.

Unfortunately with the Stettheimer doll's house you can not play, but no fear because today the design has gone wild and gave birth to a large series of really creative doll houses ... with such meticulous details that you immediately want to open the door and go in there. Sit at the table and pour a cup of tea. Such as the Mini Home or the Big Mini Home designed by Eero Aarnio for the Finnish brand Tactic: a set with pieces of furniture and artist's pieces (do you recognize Puppy, also by Eero Aarnio?). Or the modern Miniko villas, real miniature houses, made of fine materials and hand finished by the Polish brand Minjio (in Italy you can find them from UnduetrestellaSTORE). The French fashion house Encore! tip on modular to be furnished as very romantic rooms, inhabited by many bunnies in fabric, while thinking in large Liliane that offers a villa on wheels, perfect for us to play dolls and dolls. If you are one of those with your head always in the clouds, your perfect home is the Rock & Pebble cloud-house, while lovers of the classic Art Nouveau style will find hospitality in one of the delightful Sylvanian Family.


E se volete leggervi anche un buon libro, lo trovate (ma dovete costruirvelo da soli) ne La mia piccola libreria (Rizzoli)… iperdibile! E voi, in quale storia vorreste entrare?

And if you want to read a good book, you can find it (but you have to build it yourself) in My little bookstore (Rizzoli) ... iperdibile! And you, in which story would you like to enter?

Una versione pi
ù piccola della Dollsvilla su ruote (da UnduetrestellaSTORE, prezzo su richiesta).
unduetrestlla |  Paola Noé Milan:

"Siamo felici di vedere ancora una volta le due varianti di dollvillas di DollsVilla by Liliane.
Ci conosciamo da tanti anni. Non ho mai visto una casa di bambole così "giocata" da bambine e bambini. In ogni nostra esposizione era il catalizzatore dei bambini.
Non è soltanto una casa delle bambole. È una risposta intelligente per essere bambini e giocare!
Grazie Style Piccoli, grazie Oriana Picceni, come sempre."

"We are happy to see once again the two dollvillas of DollsVilla by Liliane.
We've known each other for many years. I have never seen a doll house so "played" by little girls and children. In all our expositions it was the catalyst for children. It is not just a dollhouse. It's an intelligent answer to be children and ply!".



by Olive Bell | November 21, 2018


Moon Picnic Walnut USA & UK | Design shop for Kids


Christmas success for Moon Picnic with the sales of the DollsVilla by Liliane© in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. "It's the ultimate gift that will play an important role in anyone's childhood."


Moon Picnic is the first and currently the only US stockist of the DollsVilla by Liliane®: "As soon as you see this your heart will explode with a child's excitement, however old you are."


"Our mission is to bring to your family the best designs this wonderful planet has to offer, to help create an unforgettable, nurturing, beautiful and often magical childhood in these busy modern times."


"Browse the slideshow of impressive details and furniture and read more about the philosophy behind this in the words of the designer Liliane Limpens on our product page."



by Liliane Limpens October 8, 2018




A well-known Sex and the City-actress buys a Dutch design DollsVilla by Liliane® for her own palatial villa in New York.

Her shop DLK | Design Life Kids US:

"We have been obsessing over your beautiful DollsVilla by Liliane®, the design is just beautiful."



April,e 2018


Insieme: Il giornale della femiglia


'Dolls Villa', mobile su ruote realizzato in materiali sostenibili. Di Liliane (a Unduetrestella Design Week)



April, 2018


Petit & Small - blog about international kids design


Petit & Small blog: "At unduetrestella Design Week, you can also find amazing designer toys from Dollsvilla [et al]. These playthings bring together creativity, design and fun. Do not miss them out!"


"Some brands that caught our eye: DollsVilla by Liliane®".



by Milano Moms | April, 2018


Milano Moms: idee, stili e tendenze per le mammie a Milano




Article about the exhibition Now, Now, and Now! Unduetrestella design projects for children.


Also in 2018 the DollsVilla by Liliane® is present in Milano during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Exhibition Art & Design for Kids April 17-22, 2018

Fabbrica del Vapore, Via G.G. Procaccini 4. IT 20154 Milano



by Liliane Limpens April 16, 2018


Now, Now, and Now! Unduetrestella design projects for children



Also in 2018 the DollsVilla by Liliane® is present in Milano during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Thanks to the support of Municipality of Milano, Unduetrestella DESIGN WEEK is hosted in a very prestigious exhibition space: Fabbrica del Vapore, a large former industrial area close to the city centre. Fabbrica del Vapore is an important exhibition space hosting big and international shows dedicated to contemporary art and culture.


"DollsVilla Global (NL): conceived and produced by the designer Liliane Limpens creates two incredible and innovative models of dolls houses on wheels. The child heigh DollsVilla is a sustainable dollhouse on wheels for children’s most cherished 1:6 cars and dolls of 30 centimetres. With a cool design interior, stainless steel roofplates, a car ramp and three trays. www.dollsvilla.com".


Paola Noe of Unduetrestella: "It is our duty as adults, looking to the next generation, to emphasize the strength and power of childhood along with our responsibilities, adults teaching children to grow up and live in this contemporary world."

Exhibition Art & Design for Kids April 17-22, 2018

Fabbrica del Vapore, Via G.G. Procaccini 4. IT 20154 Milano



by Liliane Limpens April 9, 2018


High end shop for design and life products for children | USA




"We have been obsessing over your beautiful DollsVilla by Liliane®, the design is just beautiful. We would love to begin a new partnership with your DollsVilla Global BV in The Netherlands."

DLK | Design Life Kids: modern finds for the modern home. West Chester, Pennsylvania.


"This modern dutch design is made of high quality sustainable wood creating a unique and modern dollhouse on wheels. Designed for larger dolls such as Barbie, stuffed plush toys with a 30 centimeter - 1:6 scale. In hotel lobbies, nurseries and primary schools, the DollsVilla is used to stimulate group play between multiple children, encouraging group play! This villa includes a large house and furnishings. Due to the nature of natural wood, coloring and shades made vary. 120 x 60 x 128 cm 42" x 23" x 50" Birch plywood, solid beech wood, stainless steel. Includes 19 furniture items."


DLK is a carefully curated collection of fashion, accessories, toys and decor for the modern aesthetic loving family. With a focus on high quality, modern design, DLK features talented boutique designers and internationally adored brands.




by Liliane Limpens December 5, 2017


Italian publication - Christmas December 2017






The renowned Italian design-lifestyle magazine CASA facile published an editorial about the Dutch design DollsVilla by Liliane®.

The Doll’s House

Doll houses but also mini-kitchens are part of the so-called imitation play. They give children the opportunity to repeat gestures and situations that they have seen in the adult world. In this way they refine their movement skills and their perception of reality, the awareness and the expression of their own emotions. The play makes children aware of their own inner world and of the world around them.

Dollhouse of birch wood [Liliane, cm 120x62x130h € 1.988].
Pubblicazione italiana - Natale dicembre 2017



La rinomata rivista italiana di design-lifestyle CASA Facile ha pubblicato un editoriale sul design olandese DollsVilla by Liliane®.


La Casetta delle Bambole

Le casette ma anche le mini cucine fanno parte dei cosiddetti giochi di imitazione. Permettono ai bambini di ripetere gesti e situazioni osservati nella vita degli adulti; In questo modo si affinano la manualità e l ‘osservazione della realtà, La consapenolezza e l’espressione della proprie emozioni. Il gioco rende il bambino consapevole del proprio mondo interiore e di quello esteriore.

Casa delle bambole in betulla [Liliane, cm 120x62x130h € 1.988].


by La Cuky | Elisa Cucuzza 15.04.2017


Mamme Con Stile




"Questa settimana non ho avuto il tempo materiale di raccontarvi le meravigliose novità di design per bimbi che ho visto al #UNDUETRESTELLADESIGNWEEK @ MUBA - Museo dei Bambini Milano al #fuorisalone domenica scorsa."


"Mi impegno piano piano a mostrarvele, perché sono realtà artigianali meravigliose. Io mi sono innamorata di questa casa delle bambole fatta interamente in legno di DollsVilla by Liliane® Dopotutto...chi di noi non ha mai sognato una casa delle bambole? ❤". 


Mamme con stile | Milano 2017 MUBA Museum Design for Kids


The DollsVilla by Liliane®  is in April in Milano, as part of the exhibition Art and Design for Kids in MUBA - Museo dei Bambini Milano from April 4 to 9, 2017. During the Milan International Design Fair | Salone del Mobile | the unduetrestella Design Week.



by Paul & Paula 03.04.2017


Paul & Paula Kids, Design & Lifestyle




"DollsVila Global [Netherlands]. Dutch brand run by Liliane Limpens, designer of the DollsVilla by Liliane. The child heigh DollsVilla is a sustainable dollhouse on wheels for children's most cherished 1:6 cars and dolls of 30 centimetres."



"With a cool design interior, stainless steel roof plates, a car ramp and three trays. #DontStopHousing".


The DollsVilla by Liliane®  is in April in Milano, as part of the exhibition Art and Design for Kids in MUBA - Museo dei Bambini Milano from April 4 to 9, 2017. During the Milan International Design Fair | Salone del Mobile | the unduetrestella Design Week.



by Millano Moms  | n° 15 Aprile Maggio 2017


Exhibition Art and Design for Kids Italy in Milan




"The DollsVilla by Liliane® is the most loved piece at the exhibition. A lot of interest! also from journalists."

Paola Noe of unduetrestella, initiator Art and Design for Children in the Children's Museum MUBA Milan.


The DollsVilla by Liliane®  is in April in Milano, as part of the exhibition Art and Design for Kids in MUBA - Museo dei Bambini Milano from April 4 to 9, 2017. During the Milan International Design Fair | Salone del Mobile | the unduetrestella Design Week.




by Liliane Limpens April 11, 2017


Exhibition Art and Design for Kids Italy in Milan




"The DollsVilla by Liliane® is the most loved piece at the exhibition. A lot of interest! also from journalists."


Paola Noe of unduetrestella, initiator Art and Design for Children in the Children's Museum MUBA Milan.


The DollsVilla by Liliane®  is in April in Milano, as part of the exhibition Art and Design for Kids in MUBA - Museo dei Bambini Milano from April 4 to 9, 2017. During the Milan International Design Fair | Salone del Mobile | the unduetrestella Design Week.

Press day Tuesday, April 4 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  

The purpose of MUBA Milano is to create and promote cultural expressions aiming at encouraging stereotype-free creative thought in children and prepare them for a society which requires greater and greater creative attitudes. MUBA develops and spreads non formal education with a view to promoting an innovative culture focused on children direct experience.




by Liliane Limpens February 13, 2017


DollsVilla by Liliane® in C-More Concept Store Nijmegen




The new C-More Concept Store at the Honig Complex in Nijmegen proudly presents the dutch DollsVilla by Liliane® to her audience.


In the LOFT | ROOM of C-More, in the centre of the shop, existing and starting brands are mixed. The DollsVilla by Liliane® is part of the Children's Room, along with other high quality designer furniture.


C-More Concept Store | Honig Complex Nijmegen  
Waalbandijk 8 | 6541 AJ Nijmegen The Netherlands  


by Olive Bell | January 27, 2017


Moon Picnic Walnut USA | Design shop for Kids


American consumers, especially working mommies, can now finally buy a DollsVilla by Liliane® at home.


The new USA and UK online-shop Moon Picnic - design shop for creative kids: "We'd be very happy to be a stockist in the US and promote it through our blogs and social media. We love the DollsVilla by Liliane®! I think many US customers feel a lot more comfortable with domestic shipping. We look forward to introducing your amazing dollhouse to our audience."


Moon Picnic: "If you're like us, as soon as you see this your heart will explode with a child's excitement, however old you are. Yes, we've finally found our favorite thing in the toy store (which of course happens to be the most expensive in there) and our parents won't get away easily this time as we hold on to the frame and won't let go!"


"You can easily imagine how thrilled we are and we can't wait to tell you all about it!"


"This DollsVilla by Liliane® was designed for large dolls and stuffed animals (children's children!) and 4-5 children can play together with enough room for everyone. In their own safe domain filled with all the features of modern living and stylish furniture just like their parents, they learn about pleasure, attachment and trust. This is a gift for the whole family and future generations too." 


"Browse the slideshow of impressive details and furniture and read more about the philosophy behind this in the words of the designer Liliane Limpens on our product page."





by Kristine Mc Veigh Creative Executive Officer Kids Interiors | October 18, 2016


Kids Interiors






Kristine Mc Veigh:

"Home interiors is not just something adults love but children too ! Which little girl didn’t dream of a doll’s house pretending to be in charge of her own home? Most of us have this traditional conception of a Barbie’s kind of doll’s house just for girls but today we all know that little boys are also interested in interiors and grow up designing their homes with just as much passion as women. The DollsVilla by Liliane is a modern and more complete version of a doll’s house intended for both girls and boys thus stimulating group play, social-emotional and language development."


"The DollsVilla is indeed an impressive doll’s house by its size and design! It comes with a complete design interior and can contain 30 cm dolls and 1:6 cars with even a car or horse ramp. It is made out of birch plywood (double transparent varnish), solid beech wood, stainless steel and plexiglass."


"The villa is made in two different versions, the leading and the light version which both have metal wheels with double-brake systems so you can  move it easily to any part of the house. The villa is sturdy, mobile and made of sustainable design materials."


"The designer Liliane Limpens motivation stems from a desire to give children their own dream haven and to play with their most cherished dolls – their own children! Liliane also tells us that when she was little and played with her dolls she would dream of the wonderful life she would lead in the future – The DollsVilla is so close to real houses with so much attention paid to details that any child will dream!"


"The DollsVilla Global BV started in 1999 and finds her way to high end department stores and hotels, to child care centres, schools, child psychiatrists and psychologists and is donated to a number of one hundred Dutch asylum centers, woman shelters and foster care parents."


"The designer Liliane Limpens was previously editor-in-chief of the Dutch arts magazine Harlekijn, head of the Dutch library and documentation centre for arts education and founder/member of the board of child care facility for gravely ill children at the Maastricht Academic Hospital."


"DollsVilla Global BV is participant of the Dutch economic mission to Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) and New Zealand (Aukland and Christchurch), from October 28 till November 10, 2016."


Kids Interiors is the online inspiration and shopping guide for the best kids interior brands and shops from all over the world. Daily updates and news related to kids interiors; furniture, decor, textiles, toys and design aswell as inspirational articles about kids bedrooms, playrooms, toddlers and nursery rooms. 



by Liliane Limpens September 17, 2016


The leading global fair for kid's first years



COLOGNE GERMANY September 15 -18, 2016  

The Dutch DollsVilla by Liliane® for the first time present at the prestigious global trade fair Kind + Jugend | Cologne September 15 - 18, 2016. The presentation took place at the new Design Parc.


Liliane: "Enjoyed the stylish and beautifully lit Design Parc with the DollsVilla by Liliane® in it's heart. So honored and happy by the many ‘Oh wauw!!’ reactions of the public."


The Design Parc is an atmospheric exhibition area inside the fair Kind + Jugend where exclusively children’s furniture, living accessories and games from different countries are displayed. Outstanding, ready for the market products that have already been produced can secure themselves support in the form of a tailor-made sales concept which considerably facilitates their market entry.

DollsVilla by Liliane® in the Design Parc | Hall 10.1 Booth A075  
Kind + Jugend September 15 - 18, 2016  
Koelnmesse GmbH | Messeplatz 1 | 50679 Cologne Germany  


by Koen Crommentuijn | May 25, 2016


A great Kids Club is not just a pretty space filled with products, it requires extra thought, care and specialist expertise to make it the truly special place that kids can appreciate and feel good in. It’s the job of the Kids Club Consultants of Stoerrr® to find you the toys and furniture that are truly unique and will make your guests have a memorable stay.


Kids Club Consultants http://www.stoerrr.nl/kids-club-consultants/



by Enrico Fragale Esposito | editor Kid's Wear Diary | Milano July 19, 2015




Kid's Wear Magazine Italy




The DollsVilla by Liliane® is far more than a simple dollhouse; it has been designed by Dutch designer Liliane Limpens for dolls that are one foot tall, making this house unique in its genre. Liliane created this doll house because there wasn’t a sustainable home for the size of dolls children prefer to play with.


So this one-of-a-kind house on wheels, equipped with furnishings and a car ramp, made from sturdy materials, such as birch plywood, beach wood and stainless steel, come up at child-height.


“Playing with the Villa is playing with wood, I think it is important for children to play with naturals materials”.
The measure and endurance give the relationship between adult and child a kind of equivalence, considered relevant for kid’s growth.


The distinctive open design of the Villa encourages interaction and free play, that’s why Liliane thought that, apart from a family use, it could work into day care centers or primary schools.


It is a mission, she explained, to incite “female entrepreneurs to consider developing physical products, and not just think about providing a service.”


Putting down roots on ethical values this Villa will make children feeling real owners of their space. 


Have a look at: www.liliane.eu


Text by Enrico Fragale Esposito


kid’s wear, established in 1995, is a magazine for children's fashion, lifestyle and culture which is unique anywhere in the world. Twice a year, for the beginning of each fashion season, the world's best photographers and many of today's eminent photographic artists interpret fashion and contemporary lifestyle over 250 pages. They rub noses with both established and new writers who write about childhood in today's world in articles, essays and short stories. By way of recognition for its ongoing work – in 2015, kid´s wear celebrates its 20th anniversary – the magazine regularly receives major awards. Recent awards include commendations from the Art Director´s Club New York and the Art Director´s Club Deutschland. kid’s wear has an international outlook and an international readership.The magazine is published by renowned photographer Achim Lippoth. “The most beautiful magazine in the world!” | Bruce Weber.



by Liliane Limpens April 13, 2015


Ki.D.S. Superstudio Group | Unduetrestella Italy




During Milan Design International Furniture Fair 2015 starts the first edition of a new design project for children: Ki.DS | Kids Design at Superstudio. The Dutch DollsVilla by Liliane® is selected as part of the exhibition.




"As for the selection of companies and brands participating to Ki.D.S. | Kids Design at Superstudio the Italian organizing company unduetrestella keeps up with its research and world-wide scouting, to highlight brands and companies dedicated and involved in creating and producing the best design for kids."


"The eminent spaces of Superstudio Più, headquarter of the new project SuperDesign Show during the Design Week 2015, opens the door to the world of children, hosting Ki.D.S. Kids Design at Superstudio, an ambitious exhibition project by the most interesting international furniture brands and companies for infants."

Milano April 14 - 19 April, 2015  
Ki.D.S. SuperDesign Show | Fuorisalone 2015  
Superstudio Più  
Via Tortona 27 Milaan  

by Myriam Gwynned Diick | editor  
Discover Benelux & France | Design feature April, 2015  

The DollsVilla by Liliane® is much more than a normal doll house. The Villa is specially designed for dolls that are one foot tall – children’s favourite dolls – making it unique in the world and popular among children.


The open design of the Villa encourages interaction and free play: up to six children can use it at the same time. Apart from families, the Villa is also a much-loved item at day care centres and primary schools not just in the Netherlands, but across Europe.


Apart from play, there are other interesting applications. Currently universities in the Netherlands and Poland are researching how play therapists, child psychiatrists and psychologists can use the Villa to help children who suffer from trauma.


Designer Liliane Limpens says: “In the words of the Dutch consul-general Guido Tielman in Chongqing, China, the DollsVilla by Liliane® is ‘the Bentley among the world’s dolls houses!’”


Discover Benelux & France is the business and members magazine of British Airways, Swiss Air, Brussel Airlines, the KLM Business Lounges and the Dutch embassies in Europe. Published by Scan Group London.