Lundby Doll’s House celebrates its 65th anniversary – people from all the world celebrate!24 september, 2012
On September 6th, Micki Leksaker in Gemla played host to the We Love Lundby Club, with members from the USA, the UK, Spain and Sweden. They were celebrating the 65th anniversary of Lundby Doll’s House – and even the American Embassy in Stockholm sent birthday greetings!
“We’ll never forget this day,” said Sue Morse, founder of the We Love Lundby Club, during the visit.
The Lundby Doll’s House is a toy to many people, while others view it more as a collector’s item. The characteristic Lundby Doll’s House has been in production for 65 years now, and the fans who have joined the We Love Lundby Club celebrated with a trip to Micki Leksaker in Gemla, where Lundby Doll’s House is still developed even now.
We Love Lundby Club
The We Love Lundby Club was founded in 2004 by American doll’s house fan Sue Morse. The club now has 60 members in 12 countries. Members from Sweden, the UK, Spain and the USA were represented at the visit to Micki. They collect, swap and restore doll’s houses and accessories. But for the members, this is also a way of learning more about Lundby and its history.
“What makes Lundby so special is its design and durability,” says Sue Morse, who herself has 20 doll’s houses in her collection.
Congratulations from the American Embassy
The anniversary of Lundby was marked with a greeting from the American Embassy in Stockholm, sending congratulations to the We Love Lundby Club and Micki Leksaker.
“We’re very pleased to receive this honour,” says Kristina Aronsson, Head of Product Development at Micki Leksaker.
The designers of Lundby explained all about their work on the day.
“We want to create houses that are as playful as possible, but at the same time it’s important for them to feel like ‘real’ houses and not like something we’ve just made up,” says Beban Nord.
Beban Nord and Ann Morsing at Box Design are interior designers and product designers, and normally they design interiors for shops, public places, offices and other premises. A number of their favourites are also available as accessories for the Lundby houses – on a 1:18 scale!
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Photo: Kristin Horn Sellström