By Please Wait to be Seated
The Spade chair harks back to the English rural tradition and an agricultural economy interleaved with everyday life.
With a background in art industry, the British-born Faye Toogood rejects the sentimental view of the countryside in favour of a celebration of hard-wearing functionality.
This hardy chair suggests the handle of a spade as well as the classic, three-legged milking stool. It’s a working piece. You can pile your towels on it in the bathroom, or unlace your muddy boots in the hallway. The shallow concave of the oval sit surface can be a stained Navy Blue, or left in its original, natural ash colour.
Origin Made in Denmark
Material Ash Wood
Size H: 86 cm / 33.85"
Seat H: 45 cm / 17.72"
Seat W: 44 cm / 17.32"
Seat D: 48 cm / 18.9"
London, United Kingdom
Faye Toogood is a British designer with academic training in the theory and practice of fine art, and a vocational background at the forefront of the magazine industry.
Toogood’s objects are grouped together into her trademark numbered ‘Assemblages’. This allows her to avoid the standard and instead experiment with the materials and processes that dominate her thinking at a particular time. With each Assemblage, she engages not only with the products themselves, but also with the three-dimensional space in which they are exhibited.
All of her pieces are handmade by small-scale fabricators and traditional artisans, with an honesty to the rawness and irregularity of the chosen material.
Please Wait to be Seated
Will this design in its entirety, become a long lasting object, we someday can pass on to our children?
This is a question PWtbS asks before launching each product. Based in Copenhagen and founded by renown interior photographer Thomas Ibsen, PWtbS' goal is to introduce designs that have the potential of becoming classics.
The collection has its own characteristics with a focus on interaction, good craftsmanship, quality, materials and sustainability in terms of durable design.