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Paul Cocksedge creates bentwood installation for London Design Festival 2019

September 17, 2019

Paul Cocksedge has designed a large scale installation called Please Be Seated for the 17th edition of London Design Festival 2019. Please Be Seated joins a series of art, design and performance-based projects by internationally-renowned designers across the city.

Please be Seated installation by Paul Cocksedge Studio

Commissioned by Broadgate, the installation is made from scaffolding planks. Cocksedge has collaborated with Arup and high-end interiors company, White & White, to re-imagine and re-use the building wood. “Every single aspect of the installation is tailored to its environment as well as the function it serves. The curves raise up to create backrests and places to sit, as well as space for people to walk under, or pause and find some shade. It walks the line between a craft object and a design solution. It occupies the square without blocking it,” says Cocksedge.

The large-scale structure responds 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 neighborhood. 

Please Be Seated is located at Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate until October 11, 2019.

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