The publication explores how Toogood created a collection of objects for Assemblage 5, her first solo exhibition in the US. Hosted by New York's Friedman Benda gallery in the spring of this year, Toogood's show integrated ritualistic and natural imagery with furniture design.
The designer worked with unusual mediums such as lithium-barium crystal, cob composite and silver nitrate bronze to illustrate the natural elements that form the book's title.
Earth Moon Water also highlights a significant trip Toogood took to the south of France to visit the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence. Originally designed by artist Henri Matisse, the Catholic chapel became a key point of inspiration for many of the pieces in Assemblage 5.
The book includes an extensive interview with Toogood, presented as a long-form conversation.
The British-born designer employs her formal knowledge of art to experiment with the material and sculptural elements of furniture. She describes herself as working from "pure self-expression and instinct", using far-reaching sources of inspiration to create a diverse body of work held together by a common narrative.
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