Paul Cocksedge’s ‘Styrene’ at the V&A




We are delighted to announce that Paul Cocksedge’s creation ‘Styrene’ (below) is to be included in the V&A’s major spring exhibition which will showcase the best of British design and creative talent from the 1948 ‘Austerity Olympics’ to the summer of 2012. It will be the first comprehensive exhibition to examine the ways in which artists and designers who were born, trained or working in the UK have produced innovative and internationally acclaimed works from post-war to the present day.

To celebrate his first ten years in design, Paul Cocksedge has returned to this 2002 graduation piece from the Royal College of Art. Made up of hundreds of heat-shrinked coffee cups, Styrene’s grand symmetry is broken up by a series of small apertures for stark light to escape, creating an intriguing shadow-play on surrounding surfaces.

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