Object designed for the installation 'Is this your future?' by Dunne and Raby, 2004. A child-sized dark blue dress with rounded collar, long sleeves with white frills to the cuffs, and a knee-length a-line skirt, gathered at the waist, also edged with a white frill. There are two pens in pockets on the left sleeve. On the chest of the dress a logo in white 'Jones Family Hydrogen' with a group of two large and two small shapes resembling skittles, people or bottles.
'Is this your future' is a twelve-part installation commissioned from Fiona Raby and Tony Dunne for the Energy Gallery at the Science Museum in 2004. The installation imagined three possible scenarios for alternative future energy use: hydrogen, recycled human poo, and animal blood. Each scenario is presented through a photograph of a family using the alternative energy, alongside 2 or 3 objects. The photographs were taken by Jason Evans, the objects were produced or sourced by Dunne & Raby.
This uniform dress forms part of the hydrogen scenario, in which a little girl earns her pocket money by selling hydrogen. The uniform acts as her advertising and mark of authenticity for selling the hydrogen. It features in the accompanying photograph.