Bill Amberg Studio collaborates with Faye Toogood for LDF

Returning to the Brompton Design District during London Design Festival (LDF), Faye Toogood invited Bill to take part in a unique collaborative project, called ‘The Trade Show’.

Bringing together 50 of the leading creative forces in the country – from architects and product designers to artists and photographers, Toogood has presented each with a special edition of her signature Spade chair, crafted in sandcast-aluminium. In return, each participant has donated a representative piece of their work, drawing on the centuries-old tradition of artists supporting each other through mutually beneficial barter.

For the show, BAS has produced a special edition of its classic Rivet stool. Handmade at our workshops in north west London, the stool is made of a single, beautiful piece of 5mm British cow hide. The leather is folded and secured in place by hand-set copper rivets to produce a versatile and robust item of furniture, with no internal structure beyond the leather’s own capacities for weight-bearing. “As a studio, we are always exploring new ways of using leather, but we’ve found that its capabilities structurally are often overlooked,” says Bill. “The rivet stool is an example of our experiments in this area.”

“I’ve always admired the way Faye works with materials and structure – so simply, but so completely. And this rivet stool for me is a good example of our shared interest in this area of design.”

The show is a celebration of the habit of collection, and all pieces will be presented at The Brompton Garage exhibition space in South Kensington. Opening today, The Trade Show will run until Sunday 24th.

10am – 6pm daily, 10am – 9pm Thursday

The Garage, 1 North Terrace, London, SW3 2BA


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