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Print - Polypops Doll's House
  • Polypops Doll's House
    Clifford Richards, born 1934
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Polypops Doll's House

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Clifford Richards, born 1934 (designer)
    Goods and Chattels (made for)
    Polypops Products Ltd. (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Laminated printed cardboard

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.3709:1 to 29-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR113 []

Graphic designer Clifford Richards designed some of the most memorable packaging and printed ephemera of the 1960s. Vibrant, witty and fun, they are an exuberant expression of the Pop Art decade.

Richards designed this dolls' house as one of a range of children's self-assembly toys made by Polypops Products Limited, a small design-led operation supported by Polycell. It was in the shops from about April 1969. Polypops Products date back to 1967 when Polycell displayed a range of cardboard prototype furniture at the Design Centre and then tested its market as Childsplay furniture at Hamley's toy shop. After more work on developing a laminate to provide a scratch-proof finish, establishing Polyboard in the summer of 1968, a range of children's toys were made from it. There were three designers employed by Polypops; Clifford Richards for graphics, Stephen Bartlett for furniture and Roger Limbrick for toys.

Physical description

A card doll's house with separate parts such as cooker, unassembled. With assembly instructions.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1969 (made)


Clifford Richards, born 1934 (designer)
Goods and Chattels (made for)
Polypops Products Ltd. (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Laminated printed cardboard

Descriptive line

Polypops Doll's House, designed by Clifford Richards, 1960s

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Best, Alastair. Imaginative Toys: Polypops Products Ltd. Design Mar. 1969, no. 243. pp.36-39.




Printing; Laminating

Subjects depicted



Prints; Children & Childhood


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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