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Marilyn Neuhart Dolls – mid-century icons remade

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Are you ready for a story? Well, here goes. Ray Eames picked up one of the original Marilyn Neuhart Dolls and fell in love with it. Shen then asked Marilyn Neuhart to make one for Alexander Girard, who was equally smitten. In fact, he was so taken by the dolls, he asked Marilyn to make 100 for the 1961 opening of his Textile & Objects store, becoming an icon of the store and era. Now, you can have one made for your home.

Yes, almost 50 years on, House Industries has asked Marilyn to create four new designs in the same style as the originals – and she has duly obliged. So take your pick from the characters above, all handmade in the US using the same Mexican cotton from the same family-owned mill that was used for the originals.

Something of a future collectable and quite simply, just a nice thing to own. Depending on your choice of doll, prices start at $75.

Find out more at the House Industries website

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