The concept for the Slice series of furniture began with a simple idea: to have a table make itself, with only the slightest guidance, based on the properties of its raw material. For this, Cocksedge imagined a transparent cast acrylic block of material sliced from either side. When heat was then applied to the block, the force of gravity formed the legs and the Slice table was born. Other forms followed.
Slice (like Freeze) is a process that involves precision engineering, but the process of its making is as transparent as the material itself – its simplicity of idea belies its complexity.
SLICE Stool, 77 cm x 42 cm x 73 cm (h)
SLICE Bench, 220 cm, 42 cm, 72 cm (h)
SLICE Shelf, 395 cm, 28 cm, 44 cm (h)
SLICE Table, 292 cm, 100 cm, 75 cm (h)
Commissioned by Friedman Benda Gallery
Photography: Mark Cocksedge