paris: faye toogood

© galerie bsl / faye toogood - caged elements floor lamp

a longtime editor for the world of interiors magazine, faye toogood [1977] made quite a name for herself with striking set productions for innovative brands such as comme des garçons, tom dixon and alexander mcqueen. originally trained as an art historian, toogood began to design furniture pieces in 2011 and is now considered a fast-rising star. the talented brit will be having a solo exhibition of her work at galerie bsl in paris, opening there on tue - apr 29. the show presents a concise collection of furniture pieces that toogood especially designed for the occasion. called caged elements, it includes a coffee table, a floor lamp and a bench of sorts, in addition to selected pieces from her previous assemblage three collection. the exhibition allows viewers a thorough insight in the designer's aesthetic vision and craftsmanship. the cube, sphere and cylinder shapes are all fundamental elements in her vocabulary, elegantly forming geometric combinations. it's minimalistic design infused with a constructivist spirit and all the more striking due to a quirky choice and pairing of materials: english walnut, brass-plated steel mesh normally used for security grilles and hard stones from the u.k. and italy. location: galerie bsl, 23 rue charlot [marais].

© galerie bsl / faye toogood - caged elements coffee table, alter piece and armour bench [top to bottom]