The mezzanine floor at Hostem has been transformed into a studio space that evokes a bohemian artist’s atelier, reflecting Faye Toogood’s recurrent interest in both tactile, sculptural forms and the honest labour of traditional craftsmanship. The centerpiece of the installation is a sculptor’s table fashioned from 150-year-old pine beams, spattered with paint and arrayed with miniatures that represent the sculptor’s inspirations and creative processes; a suspended large scale form of an idealised worker unites the worlds of art and industry. Everything within the space – demarcated by a series of caged rails – is available to buy. This includes the full range of coats for Hostem from Toogood, the outerwear label by sister duo Faye and Erica Toogood, accouterments of the sculptor’s studio comprising both furniture and designs by Faye Toogood, and her signature Spade chairs in aluminium.
During the residency, a programme of specially curated events will be scheduled in the Toogood atelier.
Artist in Residence is at Hostem, 41-43 Redchurch Street, London E2 from May 2014.
TYPE: Installation/ Retail Design
TIMESCALE: 9 months
SCOPE: Concept Design, Detail Design, Installation, Styling
COLLABORATORS: Faye Toogood (furniture), Toogood (outerwear)