Stars Rocking Auction


A collection of celebrities, designers and artists customised a Stevenson Brothers rocking horse for a charity auction in aid of CHIVA Africa which took place at Sotheby’s last Thursday evening (14th November). These stunning and completely one-of-a-kind pieces were sold at the famous auction house to raise funds for the charity.

The stars involved in the project included Joanna Lumley, Dame Judi Dench, Julien Macdonald & Melissa Obadash, Nicky Clarke & Kelly Simpkin, Stephen Webster, Kelly Hoppen, Maureen Lipman and more.

The celebrities and artists worked with Stevenson Brothers and CHIVA Africa to create unique one-off pieces for the auction to raise funds for the South African based Aids education charity.

The bestseller of the evening was the rocking unicorn designed by Dame Judi Dench which sold for £23,000 and Dame Judi Dench was thrilled with the news that her creation (named SMOW) had raised such a fantastic amount.

The evening was introduced by actress and writer Maureen Lipman and, as well as being a fabulous event, also helped to raise awareness of the charity and the work they do in South Africa.

The full list of artists, designers and celebrities involved in the Stars Rocking project include:
- Dame Judi Dench
- Actress and writer, Maureen Lipman
- Nicky Clarke & Kelly Simpkin; the world's most famous hairdressing duo
- Joanna Lumley
- Fashion designers Julien Macdonald & Melissa Obadash
- Acclaimed street artist Nick Walker
- Interior designer Kelly Hoppen
- Jewellery designer Stephen Webster
- Artist Rozanne Bell
- Fashion designer Amanda Wakeley
- Artist Kimberley Gundle
- Furniture designer Lisa Whatmough

To find out more about the charity, please visit their website: If you've been inspired by these creations and would like to design and customise your own rocking horse, please contact Stevenson Brothers to find out more about our bespoke service or use our interactive design tool to create your own unique rocking horse.