Faye Toogood: Assemblage 6, Unlearning
Apartamento Faye Toogood: Assemblage 6, Unlearning
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.
The Man Booker-nominated author Sophie Mackintosh opens with this idea in her short story, while the book closes on an essay by the independent writer and curator Glenn Adamson, who ultimately provides context for the collection and process as a whole.
Published by Apartamento Publishing S.L.
First edition, March 2021
Dimensions: 145 x 220mm
Binding: paperback with gilding
Published in Barcelona, Spain
Nacho Alegre and Omar Sosa set up a magazine out of their studio in Barcelona in 2008 to buck the trends of cold, clinical interior design magazines, instead opting for a more honest and realistic approach. Apartamento publishes magazines and books that take a focus on the everyday aspects of living in real homes. In their words "A real living space is made from living, not decorating. A bored materialist can’t understand that a house has to become a home. It happens, not through perfection but by participation." ~ Today Apartamento boasts over 30 publications and a cult following from every corner of the globe, including us!