On the second floor of Selfridges, Oxford Street, six unique Shoe Galleries were furnished with bespoke pieces that experiment with materiality. Materials not expected in a department store - clay and steel, concrete and rubber, velvet and shards of glass, cracked oak and pewter - were inventively juxtaposed.
A few years earlier, a cache of beautiful old wooden shoe lasts had been discovered on site at the Anderson House. In recollection of this treasure trove, a huge quantity of vintage lasts was sourced and used to make vast display tables. The lasts were sliced and set in pewter to create a remarkable, fossil-like surface on which to exhibit shoes.