17th April 2020
The Roly-Poly chair has been recognised as an iconic design of the last decade.
Launched in 2014 as part of Faye Toogood's Assemblage 4, its smooth, rounded, voluptuous shape was inspired by motherhood.
The fibreglass chairs are hand-cast in moulds by a skilled, small-scale, British manufacturer and made to order in colours raw, charcoal and cream.
Further editions of the Roly-Poly chair have explored working with different solid materials and finishes, from brushed aluminium to gold leaf. Faye Toogood's Assemblage 5, entitled Earth, Moon, Water pushed the boundaries of manufacture with chairs cast in solid cob composite, patinated bronze and crystal barium glass.
Examples of the Roly-Poly chair have been acquired for the permanent collections of museums around the world, including The Corning Museum of Glass, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Columbus Museum of Art and National Gallery of Victoria.