Featuring the reassuring curvaceousness of the Roly-Poly Collection, the sculptural Chubby Bench by TOOGOOD is a versatile piece that functions as both a bench and a low table. Crafted from Jesmonite in a storm-colored finish, the bench showcases rounded forms that have been reinforced and sealed for enhanced durability.
TOOGOOD collaborates closely with master artisans and boutique fabricators who embrace the rawness and individuality of the materials they employ. Each item is made to order and meticulously crafted by hand, resulting in objects that bear the imprint of their creation. It is important to note therefore, that natural blemishes, imperfections, or irregularities should not be mistaken as flaws but rather celebrated as distinguishing features of these one-of-a-kind handmade items.READ MORE
Faye Toogood (Rutland, England, 1977) has become one of the most influential form-givers of contemporary design since the introduction of her instantly recognizable, voluminous Roly-Poly chair (2014). Her experimental approach to design, which encompasses apparel, fine art, home furnishings and interiors, has yielded a highly sculptural body of work that is the result of pure instinct and self-expression.
Each stage of her career is marked and catalogued into numbered “Assemblages” of work. Conceptually, formally and materially, they create a multilayered body of artistic expression. The Chubby Bench is a component of her fourth assemblage. The collection, also known as Roly-Poly, references Toogood’s path to motherhood. During her pregnancy, Toogood’s work shifted and embraced a world of soft lines and childlike forms, playing in stark contrast to her previous post-industrial collection.
Available finishes of chalk, cream, storm and charcoal evoke the English landscape and industry.READ LESS