Astral

Astral is a metal cabinet forming part of Cosmic: Toogood’s collaborative collection with Tacchini. Like the other pieces in Cosmic, Astral celebrates irregular and elliptical shapes. Faye Toogood’s process is predominately rooted in hand-making maquettes out of everyday materials. The contours of Astral were first discovered in pliable aluminium mesh, then scaled up in steel. Like the Orbit tables or Lunar lights, the cabinet features soft shapes within shapes. Astral is designed with the playful and organic approach of the Toogood studio. Sculptural forms that unite the artistic with the everyday. The cabinet’s curves trick the eye and at first glance it appears Astral has no straight lines. The shelves are of course level and functional, ready for you to fill with your own curiosities.


Designer: Faye Toogood年限: 2024
寸法

Cod. ATLLB150
W 89 D 32 H 149 cm

材料和成品
Epoxy powder coated sheet metal frame, with matte internal and glossy external finishing.
Available in light – ivory and taupe – and dark – gray and green – color.
Plaster version (external/internal).

T173

T197
Green version (external/internal).

T188

T196
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Faye Toogood

Faye Toogood was raised among the furrowed fields of the English countryside. From an early age she would go foraging in the woods in her wellingtons, collecting sticks and stones and broken bones, and endlessly rearranging them on the mantelpiece in her room. In her early twenties, she turned up at Vogue House clutching a leather suitcase full of found objects and landed a job as a stylist at The World of Interiors. Faye has since become one of the most recognisable figures in the design and art industry, whose work can be found in museum collections around the world. A magpie’s instinct and obsession with landscape continue to permeate everything she designs, whether it be a bronze door handle cast from an abandoned skull, a fashion collection inspired by haybales, or a house interior with the brooding palette of an English sky. Faye’s practice encompasses interior design, homewares, fine art and fashion, and refuses to be constrained by a single discipline or defined way of working. Her London studio is filled with talented nonconformists just like her. Architects, sculptors, furniture makers and illustrators cross-pollinate on every project, producing work that is rigorous, poetic and genuinely avant-garde. Chief among these is her sister, Erica Toogood. Erica has inherited the dextrous hands of her grandmother, a tailor who made underwear out of parachutes during the Second World War. Prior to joining forces with Faye, she worked with a number of London fashion designers as a pattern-cutter and created costumes for theatrical productions. Toogood’s clothing is instilled with the unmistakable spirit of both sisters: Faye’s preoccupation with materiality and Erica’s audacious shape-making. One a tinker, the other a tailor.