The Roly Poly Collection, consisting of an armchair and a sofa, embodies the concepts of furniture and sculpture, thus representing the philosophy of Driade in a perfect way. The characteristic of these monobloc furnishing accessories is the bowl shape of the seat, rounded and welcoming, with cylindrical legs and delicately linear shapes that give it a reassuring and massive look. Made of rotationally molded polyethylene, the low seat has been enriched with soft padded cushions that nestle in its curved shape for an engaging sitting experience. Armchair and sofa are available in a variety of colors to complement any type of interior or exterior decoration.
Faye Toogood is a British designer. Her furniture and objects demonstrate a preoccupation with materiality and experimentation. 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.
With academic training in the theory and practice of fine art, and a vocational background at the forefront of the magazine industry, Toogood approaches product design with a singular and acutely honed eye. Her highly sculptural work, while showing an astute respect for the past, is derived from pure self-expression and instinct.
Toogood’s objects are grouped together into her trademark numbered ‘assemblages’. This allows her to avoid the formulaic, to 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, working across multiple disciplines to create a single body of work with an intuitive and unified narrative.