October 12th, 2015 Design Graphics Interior London
As part of the London Design Festival, Designer Faye Toogood has recreated a playful take on the traditional English drawing room for guests to visit and relax. However all of the surrounding environment of this clever country house have been literally hand drawn with charcoal.
The furniture was an intriguing combination of abstracted cardboard sculptures, a collection of personal archive treasures, and contemporary pieces drawn from Toogood’s recent ‘Roly-Poly’ collection, remodelled in charcoal-hued fibreglass. A sense of rustic abandonment was added by a handwoven rug strung together from limewashed fragments of canvas and rope, while stray chickens and ducks – rendered in cardboard origami – mingled with the visitors.
Faye Toogood is a British designer. Her furniture and objects demonstrate a preoccupation with materiality and experimentation. All of her pieces are handmade by small-scale fabricators and traditional artisans, with an honesty to the rawness and irregularity of the chosen material.
With an academic training in the theory and practice of fine art, and a vocational background at the forefront of the magazine industry, Toogood approaches product design with a singular and acutely honed eye. Her highly sculptural work, while showing an astute respect for the past, is derived from pure self-expression and instinct.
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