The Roly-Poly Chair, designed by TOOGOOD as part of Assemblage 4 in 2014, has gained worldwide recognition for its iconic design. Crafted from raw charcoal-colored fiberglass, the chair’s smooth, voluptuous form draws inspiration from motherhood and is built for long-lasting strength and durability. With four stubby legs supporting its dish-shaped seat, this chair has earned a place in numerous museum collections globally, further cementing its appeal as a timeless and enduring design.
The fiberglass chairs are hand-cast in moulds by master artisans and boutique fabricators who celebrate the material’s inherent imperfections and rawness. 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. Her multifaceted approach to design encompasses apparel, fine art, homewares, and interiors, and her experimentation and materiality have resulted in a highly sculptural body of work born from instinct and pure self-expression.
Each stage of Toogood’s career is marked and catalogued into numbered “Assemblages” of work. Conceptually, formally and materially, they create a multilayered body of artistic expression. The Roly-Poly chair is an anchor piece to her fourth assemblage and references her 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.READ LESS