9 Feb - 12 Mar 2023
Liverpool Cathedral, St James Rd, Liverpool L1 7AZ
Paul Cocksedge is an internationally acclaimed British designer who has spent nearly two decades building a reputation for innovative design infused with the sense of simplicity, joy and wonder that has come to characterise his work.
Together with Joana Pinho, he co-founded Paul Cocksedge Studio in London in 2004. With a strong and dedicated team of collaborators, the Studio has won national and international acclaim for its original and innovative design, underpinned by research into the limits of technology, materials and manufacturing processes.
The key feature of the Studio’s work, in everything from product design to architectural projects, is a focus on simplicity and imagination in order to create unique people-centred designs. At the core of this focus lies an unrelenting attention to detail, a willingness to question previous assumptions about design, and an eagerness to take on a wide-ranging array of projects.
In 2013, Cocksedge presented his first solo show at the Friedman Benda Gallery in New York and in 2017 partnered with the gallery and Beatrice Trussardi to show an exhibition of pieces during Milan Design Week, made from materials excavated from the foundations of his own studio. In 2019 he designed Swire Properties’ VIP Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong and in the same year was selected as the Landmark Designer at London Design Festival. Cocksedge’s interactive installation, ‘Please Be Seated’ at LDF transformed Broadgate and received global recognition in the press and within the worldwide design community.
Cocksedge has collaborated with major brands including British Land, Swire Properties, Swarovski, Fendi, NHS, BMW, as well as private clients, and his work is included in collections at the V&A, MoMA and Vitra Design Museum. His work has received accolades from Wallpaper*, the Design Museum, Homes & Gardens and the German Design Council.
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