The latest edition of How To Spend It features an interview with Paul, discussing some of his favourite pieces of design and architecture. In the feature, Paul shares his thoughts on striking buildings from around the world - such as Hong Kong's Yick Cheong Building - as well as some of his favourite spots in London. It joins the magazine's ongoing series of interviews with leading figures in design, including Jean Nouvel, Matthew Hilton and India Mahdavi.
Paul Cocksedge Studio's Styrene is on display at Friedman Benda's Summer exhibition. This curated exhibition highlights representations from practices at the intersection of art, design and craft. From iconic and historic objects to cutting-edge contemporary works and new discoveries, Summer explores diverse practices, material choices, and conceptual design innovation.
The installation juxtaposes established artists on the gallery’s roster in dialogue with select new contemporary voices, including Carmen D’Apollonio, Raw Edges, Bruno Gambone, Enrico Marone Cinzano, OrtaMiklos, Anders Ruhwald, and Thaddeus Wolfe.
June 20 - July 26, 2019
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
The large-scale installation, called ‘Please Be Seated’, fuses innovation and technology and is the most ambitious of British Land’s commissions to date. Responding to the changing rhythm of the community, its design features curves for people to sit on and walk under, further enhancing London's largest pedestrianised neighbourhood. Made from scaffolding planks, Paul Cocksedge is collaborating with Essex-based flooring company, White&White, to re-imagine and re-use the building wood.
The installation that will rise at the Broadgate site responds to the changing rhythm of people travelling through the square every day. It's both practical and playful, transforming the experience of the area.
It will be in Finsbury Avenue Square in Broadgate during London Design Festival in September 2019.
Paul was interviewed by Caroline Roux for the Financial Times Hong Kong supplement, talking about making furniture from our studio foundations, our Spectrum installation in Hong Kong for Art Basel, and how he still finds inspiration in the local streets.
The article is available to read on FT’s website
Paul Cocksedge will explore how his work intersects the lines between design, art and science, offering insight into his own process and also his belief in how creativity is key for cities like Hong Kong and London, where his studio is based. He will also discuss the story behind his Gust of Wind installation, designed for HKRI Taikoo Hui mall. This talk is moderated by Eric Shuldenfrei.
2pm, Saturday 30 March, 2019
(3rd floor), 3 Supreme Court Road,