I felt like I was revealing something that had always been there—something almost prehistoric that had been lost to time, and it was my job to find it again.’ This is how British designer Faye Toogood describes her latest collection, Standing Stones. The objects appear to be carefully excavated, as if by an archaeologist.

The pieces here in the Chapel are made of Purbeck Marble – actually a limestone from Dorset, with dense deposits of snail shell. Prized in the middle ages, it was often used in English cathedrals.

Toogood’s elemental forms look still further back, to Neolithic standing stones. They seem timeless as if they occupied multiple centuries at once.

In acknowledgment of the spiritual setting, Toogood has also provided a bronze pew and two chairs. The items are spaced so visitors can walk and stand amongst them, enjoying them up close.

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