Horse, Moon and Hill Limited Edition Hand Painted Quilt by Faye Toogood for Once Milano, 2017
The myth of the white horse - written into the very bedrock of England, and with parallels in other lands and other cultures - is at the heart of Toogood’s collaboration with the Italian linen lifestyle brand, Once Milano. Inspired by the graphic qualities of the pagan hill carvings at Westbury and Uffingham, Toogood has designed a collection of limited edition one-off piece appliqued quilts for Once Milano which was shown at BDDW, the leading American furniture company, at Salone del Mobile, Milan in 2017. The graphic elements on the quilts, from cut and sewn Italian linen as well as hand-painting, are given free rein to explore various equine legends in an abstracted, painterly manner. An earthy palette of rich browns, grassy greens, and chalky whites alludes to the collection’s roots in the English landscape.