April 25, 2011

As all eyes turn to England this week, I thought I would finally pick up where I started off with this post back in January. So this week I'll be focusing on the best and brightest in British design.

Photo by Hege Saebjornsen for the Observer via The Guardian

Faye Toogood is rapidly establishing herself as the next big thing in British Design. After graduating from Bristol University at age 21, she was hired by the prestigious The World of Interiors magazine. She worked as an Interiors Stylist for 8 years at the magazine, before deciding on a career doing freelance work. Her new role allowed her to spread her design wings and take on a wider variety of projects. In 2008, she founded Studio Toogood, a creative consulting agency that works in styling, set and exhibit design and interior design. The studio has worked with other design powerhouses such as Tom Dixon, Selfridges, Liberty, and Christie's to name a few. This past fall, Toogood created two of the most buzzed about exhibits at the London Design Festival, solidifying her role as a new leader in British design.

Image of 'Super Natural', one installation for the London Design Festival 2010, featuring Assemblage One, Toogood's first furniture line.

This is my favourite quote from the Studio Toogood website:

"Its distinctive approach disregards convention in favour of something altogether more brave, joyous and impulsive."

See more of Studio Toogood's work on their website.

All images via Studio Toogood.


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