The Trade Show

Sep

16-24

2017

10am - 6pm daily, 10am- 9pm Thurs

Free Event

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Installation

Faye Toogood has invited 50 of the leading creative forces in the country to take part in a unique collaborative project. Toogood presents each of the participants with one of her signature Spade chairs and in return they donate a representative piece of their own work.

To mark this autumn’s London Design Festival, Faye Toogood has invited 50 of the leading creative forces in the country – drawn from a wide range of disciplines, from furniture design to art and photography – to take part in a unique collaborative project. The principle behind The Trade Show is a simple one: Toogood presents each of the participants with one of her signature Spade chairs (created for this project in a special limited-edition sandcast-aluminium), and in return they donate a representative piece of their own work. These pieces form the core of a special exhibition at the Garage gallery in South Kensington – the selfsame location where Toogood launched her debut furniture collection in 2010. Also on display will a series of documents that detail the interactions of the various designers with their Spade chairs. The Trade Show draws on the centuries-old tradition of artists supporting each other through mutually beneficial barter – and the result is a celebration of the habit of collection, an auto-curated Wunderkammer that showcases pieces from some of the most exciting talents in contemporary British art and design.

Faye Toogood

Faye Toogood is a British designer. Her furniture and objects demonstrate a preoccupation with materiality and experimentation. All of her pieces are handmade by small-scale fabricators and traditional artisans, with an honesty to the rawness and irregularity of the chosen material.

With an academic training in the theory and practice of fine art, and a vocational background at the forefront of the magazine industry, Toogood approaches product design with a singular and acutely honed eye. Her highly sculptural work, while showing an astute respect for the past, is derived from pure self-expression and instinct.

Toogood’s objects are grouped together into her trademark numbered ‘Assemblages’. This allows her to avoid the formulaic, to experiment with the materials and processes that dominate her thinking at a particular time. With each Assemblage, she engages not only with the products themselves but also with the three-dimensional space in which they are exhibited, working across multiple disciplines to create a single body of work with an intuitive and unified narrative.

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