Who we are: toystudio is a London-based art collective which combines the fields of art and architecture. Founded in 2016, the studio is inspired by investigations into natural, mathematical, and scientific systems. Approaching every project with a fresh perspective, applying a mix of research and new ideas which respond to the site.
Their working practice is developed using digital tools for analysis, form generation and fabrication. Looking to subvert standard, readily available materials and objects through innovative manufacturing techniques and imaginative applications, translating them into sculptures and large-scale installation found in both galleries and public spaces. Ultimately, the studio crafts exciting experiential interventions through art and sculpture which stories, educate and form new experiences.
How we work: Our use of parametric tools allows us to respond simultaneously to design and programmatic factors, being able to evaluate appearance, cost and buildability against site constraints and effectively engage with stakeholders. With a particular focus on fabrication and buildability, we are able to ensure the best value by taking our works from initial brief to final fabrication and installation.
The collective also benefits from a range of industry partners, including fabricators, suppliers, and programmers around the world. toyStudio’s work is underpinned by community engagement, working with local manufacturers and fabricators throughout all their projects, while also actively hosting workshops or talks.
Circle of Light [Spectrum]: Summer Lights 21 (Jun.21-Aug.21) [Canary Whaf, UK]
Kilpi: Summer Lights 2021 (Jun.21-Aug.21) [Canary Whaf, UK]
Plato: Light Move Festival (Sep.20) [Digital @ Lodz, Poland]
InBloom: Kensington & Chelsea Art Week (Sep.20) [Sloane Square, London, UK]
Swarm: Canal Convergence (Nov.19 - Jan.20) [Scottsdale, Arizona, USA]
Look Up, Look Out: Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival - 21st Ed. (Dec.18 - Jan. 29) [Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah, UAE]
1000 Cranes: Fabrica Gallery, UK (Sep.18) [Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, UK]
Kota & Sami: Houghton Festival (Aug.18) [Houghton Hall & Gardens, Norfolk, UK]
InBloom: Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival - 20th Ed. (Dec.17 - Jan.18) [Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE]
Kota: Houghton Festival (Aug.17) [Houghton Hall & Gardens, Norfolk, UK]
Kota: Secret Garden Party (Jul.2017) [Abbots Ripton, UK]
Sense: FabFest (Jul.16) [Ambika P3, London, UK]
“Studio Culture” in ‘The Intrinsic and Extrinsic City’ (2018) Andrew Peckham & Decermic Dusan
“Sense” in FAB FEST: The Fabrication and Exploration of a Pop-up City (2017) Dr David Scott