The piece, entitled Orbits, brings together natural and manufactured materials, featuring pieces of natural rock suspended on flexible hoops of light. The installation explores the effects of gravity and the opposing forces of push and pull, with each ring of light shaped by the weight of the rock.
“There's a joy in experimenting with gravity, and letting light find its own form,” says Cocksedge. “Light is often held in place or contained in rigid structures, but here we have explored softness and flexibility. Orbits has a sense of calm and quiet, which we hope offers a contrast to the busy surroundings of King's Cross.”
COS's new Coal Drops Yard store will celebrate the brand's influences from the fields of art and design, and is set to open this November. Orbits marks the first collaboration between Paul Cocksedge Studio and the label, and is part of a series of artworks from established and emerging artists that will be featured in the space.
“The collaboration with Paul Cocksedge for this new space was a natural fit due to the synergy between the concept and our collection,” says Karin Gustafsson, COS Creative Director. “At COS we feel Coal Drops Yard is the perfect location to offer an experience where art is at the forefront and the inspirations behind the collection are exhibited next to the garments.”