Assemblage 6, Unlearning
Author: Faye Toogood
Publisher: Apartamento Publishing
From one of our favorite contemporary creatives and one of the Toogood sister's behind their eponymous clothing line comes a fascinating inquiry into process. Another great reference guide and source of inspo for anyone interested in furniture design or another tactile medium:
This book captures the raw moment of inception behind a designer’s collection. Assemblage 6 started off with almost 300 maquettes: chairs, lamps, stools, or daybeds made of wire, cardboard, tape, and canvas, or the everyday materials to be found in Faye Toogood’s studio. But having lined up these rather crude, almost childlike maquettes, the collection, in essence, was decided. Seventeen were chosen to be scaled up to life-size works, and here we have an immersive journey through all the original maquettes and their occasional passage into the real world of furniture/sculpture, a book that plays with the sense of dissimulation evident in the final artworks, or the fact that some objects are not always what they seem at first glance.