Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

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Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Milan 2011: London designers Toogood presented their second collection of furniture as part of Studio Toogood's Natura Morta exhibition in Milan last week (see our earlier story).

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Called Assemblage 2, the series is a development of their first collection shown in London last september (see our story here), this time using darker materials and colours.

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

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Toogood launches Assemblage 2.

By replacing the delicate sycamore, brass and Portland stone found in Toogood’s first collection with more elemental materials, Assemblage 2 seeks to reinterpret its clean geometric forms. Made using leather, sand-cast aluminium, melted pewter, bronze, wax and resin, Assemblage 2 promises to be altogether more unyielding, elemental and visceral.

Lunar Plate
Sand-cast pewter; 40cm x 40cm.
Formed using the sand-cast process, these lunar-landscape plates explore the beauty in the unpredictable quality of molten pewter. Each plate is a unique explosion – there is no mould and the sand dictates the form.

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Stone  1
English Portland stone and fluorescent; 40cm x 40cm x 40cm.
This square stone object, hand-sculpted from English Portland stone, provides fluorescent illumination in the dark through a sliced section in the stone.

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Stone 2
English Portland stone and fluorescent; 20cm x 20cm x 78cm.
This rectangular stone object, hand-sculpted from English Portland stone, provides fluorescent illumination in the dark through a sliced section in the stone.

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Afraid of the Dark Candle
Hand-made from sand-cast pewter; 10cm x 10cm.
A scented candle by Toogood. ‘Afraid of the Dark’ scent made with essence of tuberose, a night-blooming perennial plant with a complex, exotic fragrance. To be ignited at night.

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Stratum Table
Anodised aluminium; 200cm x 90cm x 71cm.
Inspired by rock strata, the surface of this table is made from layers of architectural aluminium profiles in different shades of black. Clamped together using heavy industrial brass fixings, the corrosion-resistant aluminium tabletop sits on a pair of sand-cast aluminium trestle legs.

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Spade Stool in Aluminium
Sand-cast aluminium; 86.5cm x 41cm x 45 cm.
Originally made in sycamore for Assemblage 1, the ‘Spade’ stool has now been sand- cast in corrosion-resistant aluminium and anodised to provide an irregular blackened, molten-like effect.

Spade Chair in Aluminium
Sand-cast aluminium; 86.5cm x 41cm x 45 cm.
Originally made in sycamore for Assemblage 1, the ‘Spade’ chair has now been sand- cast in corrosion-resistant aluminium and anodised to provide an irregular blackened, molten-like effect.

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Spade Chair in Leather
Hand-stitched natural goatskin – in black and natural; 41cm x 45cm x 86.5cm.
Originally made in sycamore for Assemblage 1, the ‘Spade’ chair has now been covered in goatskin leather. Each seam of the leather pattern has been intricately hand-stitched, staying honest to the carpentry details of the original.

Bronze
Solid bronze; 60cm x 60cm x 17cm. Limited Edition of 10 + 1 AP.
This hand-crafted piece, intricately welded from small sections of solid bronze, mimics the natural formation of fool’s gold: iron pyrite.

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Element Table in Resin
Clear crystal resin; 100cm x 100cm x 24cm. Limited Edition of 10 + 1 AP.
Cast in smoky solid resin, this piece replaces the brass, wood and stone elements used in the Assemblage 1 ‘Element’ table with pure volume and void.

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Bat
Felt. Sizes S/M & M/L.
Inspired by the shape of a bat, this dress will be worn by the food servers at the Natura Morta event.

Natura Morta by Studio Toogood

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta

Assemblage 2 by Toogood at Natura Morta


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Assemblage 1 by
Toogood
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  • guy

    some beautiful objects there, but I can't help but wonder about what they communicate… heaviness, materiality, an almost philosophical attitude to composition… seems a bit dated.

  • guy

    Found myself back here after seeing more work by Toogood. I think I was wrong to sugest they are dated…. well maybe the composition of the element table is a bit retro, but the stratum table is very good, and quite contemporary. Pre-fab meets post-fossil?