Roly-Poly Dining Chair
A taller iteration of the Roly-Poly Chair, this scoop-seated chair with four plump legs is cast as a single piece of raw fibreglass. The Roly Poly chair, designed by TOOGOOD as part of Assemblage 4 in 2014, has gained worldwide recognition for its iconic design. Inspired by motherhood, the chair’s smooth, voluptuous form has earned a place in numerous museum collections globally, further cementing its appeal as a timeless and enduring design.
The fibreglass 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 dining 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.
Available finishes include raw fiberglass, opaque cream and raw charcoal.READ LESS