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Brief Published: 27 Apr 2012

Under Construction Hat


Dan Sorensen and Sara Grundy of London-based Sorensen-Grundy Milliners have created a whimsical half-made hat that’s in the midst of construction – complete with scaffolding and miniature maintenance workers.

Named Construction Overhead, the hat offers an imagined scenario of what really goes on after dark in the millinery workroom. The company produces custom-made hats for theatre, fashion, television and film, and often plays with scale. The tiny workers used in the project reflect the hard work and attention to detail required in millinery.

Sara Grundy explains her inspiration behind the fantasy narrative: “Because it takes such a long time to make our hats, we have often daydreamed about having the help of a miniature workforce or leaving something half finished that is magically completed overnight.”

For more on the exploration of miniature models and installations, check out Stylus’s Microworlds report.

Sorensen Grundy