Defying Material Tradition: The Wave Collection with The Refined Workshop + Tollgard


Free, Open-house

In the spirit of craft and collaboration, The Refined Workshop + Tollgard are excited to share the first artist proof from The Wave Collection at London Craft Week. A remarkable collection of limited-edition collectible works in stone exclusively designed by Tollgard for The Refined Workshop.

GRAVITY. A defiant force of nature, driving objects of mass together. This natural phenomenon serves as the inspiration behind Tollgard’s first collection of functional sculpture for The Refined Workshop. Exploring the gravitational attraction of objects around us, designers Staffan Tollgård and Filippo Castellani were moved to reinterpret convention and push the limits of material traditions.

Tailors in stone, The Refined Workshop worked to realise this vision with The Wave Collection. A series in marble, the collection features tables and objects that defy rules and turn assumptions on their head. Part of the Cheevers Poole family, the pioneering artisans at The Refined Workshop share Tollgard’s commitment to excellence in design and authentic craftsmanship.

A juxtaposition of soft curves and inherent strength, The Wave Collection highlights the importance of every surface within a design. These masterpieces bring intrigue to an otherwise overlooked surface – the underside of the tabletop – and are as much about what is absent as what is present. Seamlessly slotting together, the top gently rests on a graduated elliptical base. This collection achieves extraordinary complexity with apparent simplicity.

Beneath the surface of the design lies another story of history and power expressed in the stone itself. A Slovenian beauty that presents soft monochromatic hues elegantly dancing across the surface.



Exhibition & Drinks Reception
4 October 2021, 18:00 - 21:00


Grosvenor Waterside
Gatliff Road


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