Faye Toogood unveils first homeware collection
Toogood Homeware makes its debut with the Dough and Plough collections, extending the British designer’s sculptural silhouettes to minimalist tableware and textiles
Faye Toogood’s new homeware range began with the British designer experimenting with clay in her studio. Inspired by her collection of found rocks, pebbles and bones, she hand-sculpted a mug and a jug, whose forms also referenced her distinctive curved furniture designs.
Toogood Homeware is the studio’s first dedicated series of homeware designs and includes two capsule collections: Dough, featuring minimalist tableware such as mugs, plates, jugs, bowls, and a vase; and Plough, a textile range comprising two geometric decorative throws. The Dough collection recreates the forms of a Toogood chair in compact size. The softly silhouetted objects are defined by swollen forms and thick, doughnut-like details, as well as chunky handles that make the designs beautifully tactile.
Each piece was hand-shaped in the studio and subsequently cast in earthenware, bringing the sculptural sensibility of the designer’s furniture collections into a more intimate domestic dimension. The tableware is available in two shades, cream and charcoal with a matte finish, while the more decorative objects (a centrepiece and a vase) feature a reactive glaze treatment that combines silky matte and shiny gloss textures on the surface.
Toogood’s work has traditionally bridged the gap between craft and design, and extends into fashion too. Her furniture portfolio, including her standout ‘Roly Poly’ chair for Driade, is defined by calming tones and soft shapes. Alongside her work for her own brand, she also collaborates with international furniture and design companies such as Hem, Calico Wallpaper, CC-Tapis and more. The homeware launch adds a new element to the Toogood universe.
‘This debut homeware collection has been over two years ago in the making,’ says Toogood. ‘The inspiration first came while I was exploring common items from the kitchen, such as the soft volumes of rising dough and hand-shaped leavened pastries. Being able to translate those experiences and forms into functional yet sculptural pieces has been thrilling, and represents an important moment for the studio, as we begin to bring our design pieces to new audiences, with no compromise on quality. We’re so excited to share them with the world.’ §