The Roly-Poly Stool, designed by Faye Toogood, features a graphic linear design with a tapered pedestal top and a sturdy wide base. Originally envisioned as a clay maquette, it was later realised as a continuous form in layered fiberglass, preserving its seamless and focused appearance.
TOOGOOD‘s fiberglass stool is hand-cast in moulds by master artisans and boutique fabricators who embrace 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 (2014). 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 her career is marked and catalogued into numbered “Assemblages” of work. Conceptually, formally and materially, they create a multilayered body of artistic expression. The stool is part 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, in stark contrast to her previous post-industrial collection.
Available finishes include raw fiberglass, opaque cream and raw charcoal.READ LESS