© Pierre Antoine
Combining museum design and history of fashion, this pair of hands made by Lafayette Anticipations' workshop is directly inspired by embraces created by set designer James Gardner for the exhibition “Britain Can Make It” (1946).
James Gardner (1907-1995) was a museum and exhibition designer. He was the leading UK designer for exhibitions including “Brussels World Fair” (1958), “The Festival of Britain” (1951) and “Britain Can Make It” (1946), a post-war exhibition of industrial and product design at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The former showed not only the flowers of national industry but also contemporary fashion for the first time at the museum. Atelier E.B has hung in the heart of this installation a series of photographs of the “Britain Can Make It” scenography.

Production specifications

The Fondation preserves and documents traces of the works at various stages of their creation (sketches, models, prototypes, etc.).
Mains recouvertes de plâtre et de peinture
17 August 2018
Avec la fraiseuse CNC de l'atelier de production de la Fondation
20 July 2018
Début de production
Fabrication des mains pour l'exposition "Passer-by" qui se tient d'abord à la Serpentine Gallery (03.10.2018 - 06.01.2019) puis à la Fondation Lafayette Anticipations (21.02 - 28.04.2019)
23 March 2018