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.
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Gifted to Crafts Council by the maker.