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Hands of X

is a project exploring radical material choices in prosthetic hands.

Our SS18 collection of hands draws on a palette of everyday materials, each familiar and understated, yet rich in associations. We are challenging the dominant prosthetic material palettes of 'realistic' pink plastics and cyborg-like carbon fibre with leathers, woods, acetates, felts and metals.

Every hand will be made to order. Wearers can prototype their hand in-shop, trying different material combinations before making a final specification. We use flexible fabrication technologies to make each hand from the specified materials in the correct size, working with a network of makespaces and manufacturers.

We are inspired by materials-led clothing and footwear labels like Universal Works and Camper, and the Supernormal design philosophy of Jasper Morrison, Naoto Fukasawa and Muji.

On Friday September 1 in Glasgow's East end, we will be piloting our in-shop service with a trial of our Spring Summer 2018 collection.

Visitors can make  an appointment to work with us  over a 30 minute one-to-one appointment to explore materials and finishes from this season's collection, before specifying and trying your hand design

Whether you can wear a prosthetic hand or not, if you're interested in trying our service, contact us to make an appointment:


Hands of X is a collaboration between DJCAD at University of Dundee and Institute of Making at UCL, supported by RCUK.