PaperCity Magazine

PaperCity_Houston_June 2021

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 39 of 67

L ondon designer Faye Toogood's range of cutting-edge creations includes a multitude of disciplines, from fashion and fine art to furniture. She has a special place in her heart for interiors and the objects that populate rooms — she was decoration editor at The World of Interiors for eight years before founding her studio in 2008. Her most iconic work, the Roly-Poly chair, features a molded bowl-like seat perched on four chunky legs; first designed in 2014 in resin, Toogood later created exclusive versions including a transparent lithium-barium crystal chair for her first U.S. solo show, "Assemblage 5," which debuted in 2017 at Friedman Benda gallery in New York City. Manufactured in Italy by Driade along with a Roly-Poly sofa, the original resin chair is immortalized at the MoMA Design Store, along with other greats of contemporary design. Toogood has a Dallas connection: She created a drinking cup big enough to be used as a stool for the Women + Design show in 2019 at the Dallas Museum of Art, which acquired the piece for its permanent collection; the Cup stool is made of cob composite, silver nitrate bronze, and lithium-barium crystal. For "Assemblage 6: Unlearning," her 2020 follow-up show at Friedman Benda, she explored trompe l'oeil with a collection of furniture that appears to be made of paper, tape, wire, canvas, and clay but is actually cast in bronze, rough canvas, and wrought iron. Toogood continues to push the envelope of materiality and creation with a raft of new collections and exhibits in 2021. Her new sandals for Birkenstock are made of leather, IT'S ALL TOO GOOD BY REBECCA SHERMAN AVANT-GARDE BRITISH DESIGNER FAYE TOOGOOD ISN'T RESTING ON HER ROLY- POLY CHAIR — SHE'S LAUNCHED DOUGH CERAMICS, A BIRKENSTOCK SANDAL, AND CURRENTLY HAS A SHOW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA IN MELBOURNE. Toogood's Assemblage 6 collection at Friedman Benda gallery 38

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of PaperCity Magazine - PaperCity_Houston_June 2021