Coat (HC1069)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Coat

Made in

London

Date

2015

Description

Coat with detachable map. This coat is one of 150 used in Faye Toogood's 'The Cloakroom', an installation for London Design Festival 2015 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, installed in the Clore Study Area in the British Galleries. The coat is made of Kvadrat’s Highfield, a high-tech compressed-foam textile, and hand-finished along the edges and seams with pigmented black silicone. A unique mask design is painted on the back. A digitally printed cotton map is attached to the inside of the coat by a large popper and depicts a trail through the Victoria & Albert Museum directing visitors to the other components of the installation.

Materials and techniques

Each coat was made in London using Kvadrat’s Highfield, a high-tech compressed-foam textile. After cutting and stitching the coats arrived at Faye Toogood’s London studio for hand finishing. Pigmented black silicone was hand applied to reinforce the seams and individualise the backs. Digitally printed, washed cotton maps were attached into each coat using oversized poppers. Cutting and sewing by Malik Studi; design and finishing by Toogood.

Dimensions

length:  110cm
width:  60cm
depth:  5cm

Object number

HC1069

Category

Credit

Gifted to Crafts Council by the maker.
  • Coat, Faye Toogood, 2015, © Faye Toogood, Crafts Council Collection: HC1069.1. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Coat, Faye Toogood, 2015, © Faye Toogood, Crafts Council Collection: HC1069.1. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Map, Faye Toogood, 2015, © Faye Toogood, Crafts Council Collection: HC1069.2. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Map, Faye Toogood, 2015, © Faye Toogood, Crafts Council Collection: HC1069.2. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

Maker's statement

This piece marks the point in my career where I combined all 3 practices of my studio for the first time in 1 major exhibition - Fashion, Furniture/Sculpture & Interior.

The shape of the coat originated from one of our Toogood garments 'The Oilrigger'.

Faye Toogood, 18 May 2016.