In addition to my 1:12 collection and creations I love collecting for, and displaying my Lundby dollhouses from the late 60s and 70s. Lundby is a Swedish dollhouse company, famous for miniatures which accurately reflect modern furniture and interior design trends.
I am a fan of retro furniture, so retro in miniature is right up my alley.
This house dates from approximately 1967. I came across it in Sweden and had it sent home to Australia at great expense! It is in great condition though, with its original legs. Legs can be hard to come by. I am also still searching for its original TV antennae.
I have tried to fill it with original furniture (as accurately to its date as possible). I did so with the help of many old Lundby catalogues I downloaded from the internet.
I haven't entirely filled it yet because 1960s Lundby pieces are hard to come by. It is a slow labour of love.
I also came across a Lundby house in Australia at a garage sale a little while ago (see below). I think this house is from the early 70s. It isn't fully furnished yet, but I'm slowly working on it, scouring eBay and other online Lunbdy site.
I have also got a small collection of Brio pieces too. Brio made some fantastic toys in the 60s and 70s which perfectly emulated the fashions of the time. Brio worked with contemporary designers such as Arne Jacobsen, to create designer furniture in miniature. Below is the famous "egg" chair in 1:16 scale.
If you want to know more about vintage Lundby, check out one of my favorite blogs, The Shopping Sherpa or the We Love Lundy Club.