Allen’s first piece for Skitsch, called Home, launched during the London Design Festival in September. “It came from a little sketch I did for a storage unit where I started drawing little boxes, then put a roof on it,” he says. “Of course now everyone’s telling me I made a doll house, which is fine, as long as people buy it. But I was thinking of Julian Opie’s work, and how there’s a racetrack in your head from being a kid, and I wanted this to be the archetype of a house. If you asked a child to draw a house, he’d draw rooms, a roof, and a chimney. It’s something everyone’s experienced.”
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Allen’s first piece for Skitsch, called Home, launched during the London Design Festival in September. “It came from a little sketch I did for a storage unit where I started drawing little boxes, then put a roof on it,” he says. “Of course now everyone’s telling me I made a doll house, which is fine, as long as people buy it. But I was thinking of Julian Opie’s work, and how there’s a racetrack in your head from being a kid, and I wanted this to be the archetype of a house. If you asked a child to draw a house, he’d draw rooms, a roof, and a chimney. It’s something everyone’s experienced.”