“Oh, look there’s the Faye Toogood showroom.” On a recent London jaunt, my friend and I were heading from Labour & Wait to lunch at the Rochelle Canteen when we ducked in to the esteemed artist-designer’s Shoreditch workspace and shop. It was as expected: gallery-like, austere, and intriguing. We took in the outsized Japanese denim trousers, the stoneware server with the four-legged base, the aptly named Roly-Poly Chair, and barely there Spade Chair (surprisingly comfortable). But what we left coveting was probably not even meant for our eyes: the electric tea kettle with the bentwood handle in the staff kitchen.
I furtively snapped some photos, only to later discover that what looked like a label was a safety inspection sticker. Happily, the very next day at Scandinavian emporium Skandium in South Kensington, there it was again in multiples. Here are the details.