High Lights 2015 Annual Review



by Liliane Limpens | June 29, 2016


The general manager of the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort loves the Dutch design DollsVilla by Liliane® so much and ordered a villa for the kids club in his new Starwood hotel on a private island, southwest of India.


Together with Stoerrr's Casa Kubaa the DollsVilla undertake the journey of 8,200 km to an earthly fairytale destination in the Indian Ocean. The dolls stay here not just for a vacation, they will permanently live in the Maldives! #breathtaking


Hotelmanager K.S. Sudheesh: “Since I saw the pic which Stoerrr’s team send me, I’m in love with the DollsVilla by Liliane®.”



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Contemporist December 8, 2015






8 Modern Dollhouses That Are A Bit Of Cute Fun. When people think of dollhouses, they probably imagine traditional house designs, filled with tiny antique furniture, but we’re here to change that with this list of 8 modern dollhouses.



by Liliane Limpens | November 18, 2015


New nursery Het Kinderhonk Amsterdam


DollsVilla by Liliane® IN STAD


The nurseries of Het Kinderhonk Amsterdam belong undeniably among the finest in the world. The meticulous design of the nurseries exude tranquility and quality and respect. Children can really switch off of turbulence here and can partake of many recreational experiences. Breathtaking.


The seventh location of Het Kinderhonk can be put to use by the children from November 2015: Stad, near the Royal Theatre Carré. A new DollsVilla by Liliane® invites their children - the favorite dolls - to do the same.


Stad provides a specially designed toddler plus programme as a preparation for primary school. Available to children aged 3 and up. Stad will also open a restaurant space for serving organic food to children and parents. They can choose whether to eat in or takeaway. Extra services: children's hairdresser, children's yoga, special flexible day care for just a few hours or a day without a fixed contract and at a higher hourly rate. This location has three horizontal groups, a baby, kiddy and toddler group. Children in these groups  are of approximately the same age.



by Liliane Limpens | November 11, 2015


Moon Picnic Walnut USA | Design shop for creative 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 philisophy behind this in the words of the designer Liliane Limpens on our product page."





by Angie Hanke | October 28, 2015




Babyology Australia:


Modern finds for hip kids & parents


DollsVilla by Liliane® BY LILIANE – TALL,






A doll house like no other, the child-size DollsVilla by Liliane® has been designed by Dutch interior designer Liliane Limpens to give children a place to get completely lost in thought and play. More than just a striking play item for the home though, it’s proving invaluable in hotels, child care centres, child psychology clinics and even emergency shelters.


The DollsVilla by Liliane® has a stylish interior to rival any real designer home, exposed shelving for easy play and, believe it or not, a car ramp. It comes equipped with furniture to fit 30-centimetre-high dolls like Barbie and is available in two sizes – one for two and three-year-olds and one for ages four to six.


The house is made from birch plywood, solid beech wood, stainless steel and plexiglass. Liliane’s intention with the use of wood was to help children develop a connection with the earth, and an early understanding of sustainability as a concept. She used transparent varnish to ensure the house’s natural colouring is a calming addition to any room.


Other than for play, Liliane sees the DollsVilla by Liliane® as a chance for parents to learn about their children’s development as they watch them move about and make up stories based around the dolls and the house.


Her desire was to give children their own dream haven but she had special intentions for public places too. Used in a hotel lobby, it allows children to play and communicate, regardless of what language they speak. In child care centres it encourages group play and in psychology clinics, it can be (and has been) used to facilitate contact with children, make diagnoses and even as a form of treatment.


Perhaps its most important use though, is in emergency shelters where it contributes to a warmer living atmosphere for disadvantaged children.


To purchase the remarkable DollsVilla by Liliane® outside of Europe, you need to visit the DollsVilla by Liliane® Webshop and email your request directly to the company. The large house costs €1614 (including furniture and linen) and the small one costs €898. Full house specifications are also available via the link.


Reanne Jones | Australia: "DollsVilla by Liliane® blows the others out of the water!".


Ashleigh Jane | Australia: "I may be saving a very long time if Grace were to ever get anything this fancy!".


Babyology is the online market leader in high-quality product-focused editorial content for Australian parents with 2.334.871 page views a month and 695.000 Facebook fans . Babyology is the premium online resource for parents, providing information and reviews on products and services for them and their children. It facilitates a community where parents can discuss products and services and ask questions of experts in the field. Babyology focuses on high-quality content, publishing at least three articles each day, in addition to other links and snippets sent out through social media channels.



by Liliane Limpens update September 25,  2015


First in high-end hotel industry Amsterdam


DollsVilla by Liliane® IN HILTON DOUBLETREE


DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station recently purchased a DollsVilla by Liliane® leading for the hotel lobby and restaurant, on behalf of its international junior guests. The villa is their central meeting point.


The general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton, Caroline Receveur: "The DollsVilla by Liliane® is bizarrely beautiful."


It is done with the boredom, with roaming through the hotel. From now Chinese and English and Russian and French and African and German children make together one story. The language of the play is universal.


DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station so excited about the DollsVilla by Liliane® in their hotel lobby. Boys and girls from many countries come together in this play-meeting point.


Front of House Manager Lotte Dijkmans van Gunst: "It seems as if children know that this is a very high quality play furniture, they play so nicely with the DollsVilla by Liliane®! Clearing the kids corner requires significantly less time from us than before."




by Liliane Limpens September 24, 2015  

Launch of TheBestofHotels.com


Travelbloggers write about and vloggers filming the amazing products in great design and boutique hotels in the world. Such as the DollsVilla by Liliane®. The carefully selected products can be purchased online.



The Best of Hotels is a company of Mocinno International | Stockholm Sweden



di Susanna Roderi | 7 Settembre 2015


Vogue Bambini Settembre / Ottobre 2015


Racconti dal Kleine Fabriek, la fiera frizzante e creativa di Amsterdam dedicata al childrenswear


News from Kleine Fabriek, the exciting, creative trade fait in Amsterdam dedicated to childrenswear




La grande casa per le bambole di Liliane Limpens, che permette fino a sei bambini di giocare.


Liliane Limpens presented a playhouse that's big enough for six children.



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




Kid's Wear Magazine Italy




The Liliane 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 The Mom | Prêt à Pregnant July 15, 2015








"This is not a normal dollhouse… no it’s a villa and we absolutely love it.


After the exciting presentation of LILIANE's DollsVilla by Liliane® at the prestigious Kids Design fair at Superstudio Milan the Dolls House arrived back home in the Netherlands. During De Kleine Fabriek the villa was showed to the Dutch audience for the first time.


The LILIANE DollsVilla by Liliane® is much more than a normal dollhouse. The Villa is specially designed for dolls that are one foot tall. Children prefer dolls this size, just like Barbie and other 30-centimeter tall stuffed animals and toys. Because there wasn't a sustainable home for these size dolls, power women Liliane Limpens decided to create this Villa.


The Villa also comes with a message. If the dolls, which your children see as their own children, live in a strong and safe house than the 'parents' [your kids] will also sleep more sound. In the Villa it's the kids who decide everything when it comes to values, standards, perspective and freedoms. The villa encourages the play by touching the children's creativity and fantasy whilst practicing their social manners.


The Villa is child-height and made from sturdy, quality materials such as birch plywood, solid beech wood and stainless steel. The open design encourages interaction and free play for up to 6 children at the same time. The house comes in two models, each complete with designer furniture including a car ramp, beds, storage drawers and kitchen and bathroom appliances.


The Villa is already a much-loved item at day care centers and primary schools across Europe and the Villa is used by universities who research how play therapists, child psychiatrists and psychologists can use the Villa to help children who suffer from trauma.



by Carl Mills July 7, 2015


BigFatStories.com | blog








The Hilton Hotel Centraal Station Amsterdam recently purchased the Liliane doll house villa to serve as a central point for its junior international guests and called it “Bizarrely beautiful!”.


Checking in and out of hotels can be a stressful business for customers with young children. While dad is checking the bill and mum is worrying about making it to the airport on time, the kids are often wreaking havoc in the busy hotel lobby. Other hotel guests are irritated by the noise and already busy staff have an extra issue to deal with.


Now there’s a great way to ease their pain and add a little special customer service for guests with young children. The Liliane DollsVilla by Liliane®. A giant designer Dolls House that will make a huge  impression on your junior guests and bring some much needed peace and quiet to an already bustling hotel lobby. Put a Liliane DollsVilla by Liliane® in the corner of the hotel lobby and you will alleviate the nr 1 reason that kids get out of control,  boredom. With the DollsVilla by Liliane® captivating them there will be no problems with kids roaming your hotel lobby looking for thrills.


The beautifully designed doll house, which measures 120x62x128, is the perfect safe haven for kids. It’s made of modified birch plywood and stainless steel and allows up to five to six children to play at once. It comes fully furnished, with a kitchen counter and a catalogue of wood furniture next to a functional wall mirror and aluminium utensils in seven rooms connected by two spiral staircases. Children love big dolls and the dolls that come with the villa are a foot tall.


Moving the doll house to another part of the lobby is effortless thanks to the wheels under its base. The Dutch designer Liliane Limpens, a former art magazine editor, wanted to create the perfect haven for kids to play and wanted to create “a special home for the children’s children”, “It had to be an exclusive and private place, with its own rules and sense of freedom and specifically for your favourite dolls!”, she also adds that “dolls and stuffed animals play an important role in a child’s learning curve about attachment and trust.”


LILIANE BV is a sustainable-living furniture brand for dolls up to 30cm. LILIANE BV’s products are not just built for fun but also have an educational purpose. They Target the three to ten age group and create interaction that stimulates spontaneous practices of social skills. The specific use of eco -friendly materials also helps kids learn about sustainability at young age.


Bring some creativity and serenity to your hotel lobby and order your Liliane DollsVilla by Liliane® now from info@thebestofhotels.com


Addition Liliane Limpens | July 15, 2015: The Hilton drives the DollsVilla by Liliane® every evening from the lobby to their main restaurant. So the adults can eat undisturbed when the children are ready.




by Liliane Limpens April 30, 2015


Economic mission Poland


DollsVilla by Liliane® AT THE WARSAW




The British International School in Warsaw acquires a DollsVilla by Liliane® for her children from 2½ to 7 years. The acquisition is a result of a economic delegation, which had taken place in June 2014 in parallel with the state visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.


The head of the Early Years Centre of the British International School commented that innovation and top quality are decisive in the selection of new acquisitions for the kids at school: We are always looking for top-quality and innovative objects for the children of our school. Parents pay a lot and this is a way to show to them that their investments are worth it.”


The British International School in Warsaw is part of Nord Anglia Education, a worldwide leader in providing high quality, innovative education to thousands of students across the globe. Supported and directed by a team of educational experts, Nord Anglia Education’s Schools are located in Asia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. 




by Liliane Limpens April 13, 2015


Ki.D.S. Superstudio Group | Unduetrestella Italy


DollsVilla by Liliane® AT KIDS DESIGN MILAAN


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 LILIANE 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.


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