Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette
Lafayette Anticipations is a general interest foundation structured around its production activities and support provided to contemporary creation. The Foundation acts as a catalyser, providing artists unique, made-to-measure conditions in which to produce, experiment and exhibit.
Since its opening on 10 March 2018, the Foundation has been the first multidisciplinary centre of its kind in France. In its 19th century building situated in the heart of the Marais and renovated by OMA, Rem Koolhaas’s architecture firm, the public discovers a curatorial machine in which new pieces produced by international creators – stemming from the fields of contemporary art, design and fashion – are presented.
Placing production at the heart of its activity, Lafayette Anticipations sees its editorial policy as a tool of expression and transmission at the service of artists. From the educational brochure to the artist's booklet, from the "catalogue" to the architecture book, each of the objects published by the Foundation aims to give an account of its original approach to support. In addition to its collaborations with internationally renowned graphic designers and printers specialized in art printing, the editorial team is developing a production unit in the building at 9 rue du Plâtre which will enable a certain number of projects to be carried out in situ, in the spirit of a 21st century printer-library workshop: risography, manual and mechanical shaping, sewing, laser cutting, etc.
Our workshop includes:
- Risograph MF9350 and SF5350
- Xerox C60 (laser digital press)
- HP Latex 315 print&cut (large scale latex printing 137cm + plotter)
- EPSON P5000
- cold laminator (65cm)
- digital cutter, creaser, sorting unit, saddle stitch, Singer sewing and perfect binding
Browse our publications at https://www.lafayetteanticipations.com/en/editions