Rhythm Shelf, 2015
The inspiration for Rhythm Shelf came from looking at an untidy bookshelf. Ironically, by sketching a series of vertical lines on a sheet of paper mirroring the disorder, a certain rhythm started to emerge for Cocksedge. Extrapolating on the theme, he created a 3.6 meter Rhythm bookshelf that holds everything from the largest volumes to a poem on a single piece of paper.
Photography: Mark Cocksedge
Greenstein Lab Library, 2015
This one-off new edition of Paul Cocksedge’s Rhythm Shelf was designed for the Greenstein Lab in Seattle, which needed a way of displaying its extensive collection of art books. The shelving echoes the undulating form of the original Rhythm Shelf, but is designed to function as a complete library – covering three walls and acting as a display for particular titles. Working closely with the lab to understand its collection of publications, the library has been designed to accommodate everything from slim books to heavier coffee table titles, creating a sense of visual movement while still being functional.