Faye Toogood, The Artist That’s Transforming British Design ⇒ Faye Toogood is a British artist working in a diverse range of disciplines, from sculpture to furniture and fashion. Her unique and contemporary design style has given a breath of fresh air to British design. Best Design Guides brings you more about her amazing work.
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 academic training in the theory and practise of fine art, and a vocational background at the forefront of the magazine industry, Faye 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.
Her works have been acquired for the permanent collections of institutions worldwide, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Corning Museum of Glass in New York, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and the Fabergé Museum in St Petersburg. Faye Toogood has been exhibited at Phillips de Pury and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Triennale in Milan, and D Museum in Seoul.
Recently, Faye Toogood worked with Mario Bellini, Patricia Urquiola and other designers to revamp Vogue Italia‘s head offices in Milan. Toogood’s trademark Roly Poly chairs and sculpture are some of the pieces present at the offices.
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