Faye Too­good

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best known as the British in­te­rior stylist turned in­dus­trial de­signer and mas­ter of the sen­so­rial.

With a back­ground across artis­tic dis­ci­plines, Faye Too­good brings a dash of academia to ev­ery­thing she touches. She de­signs ob­jects, fur­nish­ings and even clothes to the point where they be­come fine art; like func­tional sculp­tures. “The thing I’m most proud of is the breadth and di­ver­sity of the stu­dio, and ev­ery­thing we pro­duce — be it a chair or a coat,” she says. “We are not afraid to have a go.” For her, the gen­der gap needs to be re­duced, but she is hope­ful. “It is still a male-dom­i­nated en­vi­ron­ment, and 70 per cent of the top cre­ative jobs in this coun­try are taken by men. This is un­der-rep­re­sen­ta­tion. But I be­lieve the fu­ture is bright and that gen­der dif­fer­ence is al­ready be­ing blurred in so many ways.” Too­good sees the warmth of a fem­i­nine voice as a pos­i­tive force. “Women bring in­stinct and hu­mour,” she says, “and an em­pha­sis on crafts­man­ship.”

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