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Faye Toogood

Faye Toogood’s name is practically synonymous with her Roly Poly chair. With its chubby legs and bowl-like seat, the now-iconic piece epitomized the trend toward chunky forms that defined avant-garde furniture design in the 2010s. But the visionary British artist’s contributions go far beyond the chair and its similarly robust companion pieces, in disciplines ranging from textiles and ceramics to fashion and home interiors.

“I design holistically, with an overall vision across fashion, furniture and interiors,” she tells 1stDibs. “Furniture is something I return to over and over again and is a very strong part of this vision. I am interested in humans and the way they live — the spaces they inhabit, the clothes they wear, the objects they surround themselves with.”

After a childhood spent running free in the English countryside with nature as her playground, Toogood studied art history at Bristol University rather than attend art school. Her design approach is underpinned by contrast and understandably informed by art history, particularly the mid-20th-century modernism of such British artists as Barbara Hepworth and Alfred Wallis. “For me, it is about playing around with references and our associations, be that with materials or the precious and the raw, the masculine and the feminine,” she explains. “I’m able to use those contrasts to create friction.”

Toogood has exhibited at Phillips and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Triennale in Milan and D Museum in Seoul. In addition, her works are in the permanent collections of institutions worldwide, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Dallas Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; 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.

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Tubby Tube Counter Stool with Black Frame & Navy Blue Leather Seat, Faye Toogood
By Faye Toogood, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
“Tubby yet elegant” is the way to describe the TUBBY TUBE stool collection of three heights. A unique composition of bulky round tubes with a wooden seat or a chunky soft seat pad – ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Faye Toogood

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Steel

Tubby Tube Bar Stool with Black Frame & Navy Blue Leather Seat by Faye Toogood
By Faye Toogood, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
“Tubby yet elegant” is the way to describe the TUBBY TUBE stool collection of three heights. A unique composition of bulky round tubes with a wooden seat or a chunky soft seat pad – ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Faye Toogood

Materials

Steel

Tubby Tube Counter Stool with Black Frame & Black Leather Seat, Faye Toogood
By Faye Toogood, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in Brooklyn, NY
“Tubby yet elegant” is the way to describe the TUBBY TUBE stool collection of three heights. A unique composition of bulky round tubes with a wooden seat or a chunky soft seat pad – ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Faye Toogood

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Steel

Earthenware Bowl with Interpretations of Traditional Creamware Forms
By Faye Toogood
Located in London, GB
Indigo Storm, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Faye Toogood’s range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. celebrates the accidental beauty of natural imperfections. Indigo Storm is a bold int...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Faye Toogood

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Ceramic

Contemporary Raw Fiberglass Stool, Roly-Poly Stool by Faye Toogood
By Faye Toogood
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary raw fiberglass stool - Roly-Poly stool by Faye Toogood. This is shown in the raw fiberglass finish. Design: Faye Toogood Material: fiberglass Available also in cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Faye Toogood

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Fiberglass

Earthenware Pasta Bowl with Interpretations of Traditional Creamware
By Faye Toogood
Located in London, GB
Indigo Storm, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Faye Toogood’s range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. celebrates the accidental beauty of natural imperfections. Indigo Storm is a bold int...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Faye Toogood

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Ceramic

Contemporary Cream Fiberglass Chair, Roly-Poly Dining Chair by Faye Toogood
By Faye Toogood
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary fiberglass chair - Roly Poly Dining Chair by Faye Toogood. This is shown in the cream fiberglass finish. Design: Faye Toogood Material: Fiberglass Available also in...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Faye Toogood

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Fiberglass

Contemporary Fiberglass Armchair, Fudge Chair by Faye Toogood
By Faye Toogood
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary fiberglass armchair - Fudge Chair by Faye Toogood. This is shown in the cream fiberglass finish. Design: Faye Toogood Material: Fiberglass Available also in charcoa...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Faye Toogood

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Fiberglass

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Furniture by Faye Toogood are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Faye Toogood Furniture, there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of Faye Toogood's original furniture was created in Modern style in Europe during the 21st Century and Contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Francis Sultana Furniture, Soft Baroque Furniture and Stuart Scott Furniture. Faye Toogood Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes.

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