À REBOURS

SINCE THEIR CREATION IN 1894, THE GALERIES LAFAYETTE HAVE UNCOVERED NEW FORMS OF CONSUMPTION IN LINE WITH THE VALUES OF THEIR TIME. IN 2018, LAFAYETTE ANTICIPATIONS, THE FONDATION OF THE GROUP GALERIES LAFAYETTE, PRESIDED BY GUILLAUME HOUZÉ, IS INAUGURATING À REBOURS. THIS NEW SHOP IS A LABORATORY CONCEIVED TO EXPLORE THE TASTES OF TODAY AND TOMORROW.

Next to the Fondation, whose mission is to produce and present contemporary art works, À Rebours offers a selection that answers to the emergence of the challenges raised by the acts of producing and consuming. Fashion, lifestyle, editions, art or design… À Rebours uncovers rare objects, designed and produced by creators who consider their work differently, with a proximity approach, conceiving small series at low prices. À Rebours invites all those who give value to the act of “making” and who are in search of a more responsible trade, in touch with their time.

The 100 square meters shop, made of adjoining spaces, is like a passageway. It is a research space that reconnects with the original spirit of Galeries Lafayette, where one uncovers new shapes and ideas, where one feels the pulse of its time. Among the objects chosen by the curator of the space, Pauline Vincent: the eco-conscious glacier candles of the Icelandic artist Brynjar Sigurðarson, the wooden spoons of Ferréol Babin, the airy jewellery pieces of Kim Mee Hye, the twisted hardware key rings of Ina Seifart or the ready- to-wear collections of Eckhaus Latta, the American duo who plays with textures and transparency. By their side: some artists' work like the edition of the three pens of Saâdane A f, the wind ower of Jean-Luc Moulène, the poem bracelets of Tarik Kiswanson, and also the objects thought by Camille Henrot, Yngve Holen, Martin Boyce, Camille Blatrix… The emblematic bookstore Yvon Lambert has made a selection around contemporary art, design, and fashion.

For the younger ones, À Rebours has selected the phantasmagoric stuffed creatures made in France of Big Stuffed, or the revisited version of the traditional wooden toys of the children division of Acne Studio. To conceive À Rebours, Lafayette Anticipations has called on Ciguë. The architecture agency has developed a project in link with the one of the Fondation in its principles, its function and its aesthetic. For À Rebours, Ciguë has put together a system of modular shelves, made of oak panels and galvanized steel hardware. These shelves expand all along the thirty meters wall of the store, allowing the objects to be exposed and stocked at the same time. A second set of furniture completes this methodical bookshelf. Some five-side cubes, made of cellulose wadding and recycled documents from the architecture agency, allow various spatial configurations and an adaptability of the space.