They are either replicas of their childhood bedrooms or contain allusions to their state of mind at the time. The artists are well-known.
You can buy one at the auction that will accompany the exhibition [89Kb PDF] or you can just go and look at them.
There are also some shoebox bedrooms on show by artists who are not at all famous. They have been created by young people who have been or are being helped by the charity Kids Company. It's for them that the artists have made their shoebox bedrooms and to them that all the proceeds will go.
These young people have had a tough start to life, a fact that is apparent when you look at their shoeboxes and the accompanying texts. You would have to be made out of stone not to be moved.