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Faye Toogood

Maquette 072 / Masking Tape Light

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Assemblage 6, from which Maquette 072 / Masking Tape Light was born, marks a dramatic rupture in Toogood’s creative trajectory. Intentionally setting out to ‘unlearn’ the process of design, Toogood enlisted readily accessible materials to render small-scale maquettes, a process akin to stream of consciousness writing. Translated into life-size, Toogood sought to recreate the look and feel of her rudimentary maquettes with industrial and fine materials. While the design suggests the aleatory qualities of folk art or found objects, mirroring the original in grand scale, the result is a playful conflation of functionality and sculpture.


Stainless steel, resin-coated canvas, LEDs

Faye Toogood


British designer Faye Toogood has emerged as one of the most prominent women in contemporary design today. “Whether you are a fashion designer, a furniture designer, or an interior designer, the materials you can get your hands on are essential,” she says. Toogood was born in the UK in 1977 and graduated with a BA in the History of Art in 1998 from Bristol University. Upon graduation, she worked as a prop stylist at The World of Interiors before establishing Studio Toogood in 2008. Working in a diverse range of disciplines from sculpture to furniture and fashion, Toogood often reinterprets and reinvents classical tropes and references from art history by introducing a new aesthetic. Since the conception of her immediately recognizable voluminous Roly-Poly chair (2014), she has been considered among the great form-givers of the 21st century. Her career is marked out by the discrete Assemblages, each of which conjures a compact world of interrelated ideas, forms, and materials. Her first collaboration with the gallery, Assemblage 5, was inspired by a visit to Henri Matisse’s Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence explored ancient animist notions of the elements water, earth and moon through a personal lens. In her most recent Assemblage 6, Toogood set out to “unlearn” the process of design and build a new vocabulary for furniture by recasting sculptural maquettes made from mundane materials found in the studio. Her works have been acquired for the permanent collections of institutions worldwide, including the Corning Museum of Glass, NY; Dallas Museum of Art, TX; Denver Museum of Art, CO; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA. Toogood lives and works in London, UK.

  • Dimension/

    70.0 x 180.0 x 170.0 cm (27.6 x 70.9 x 66.9 in)

  • Heritage/

    Great Britain

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