paul cocksedge: marble bookmark
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may 30, 2012
paul cocksedge: marble bookmark

‘marble bookmark’ by paul cocksedge
table: L300 x W115 x H275mm; floor L300 x W220 x H1000mm

table:15kg; floor 93kg
pentelic marble




british designer paul cocksedge‘s ‘bookmark’ is a sculptural piece, its acute triangular shape offering the perfect point in which bookworms can show-off the latest literary volumes or publications they have had their noses in. the latest edition is a marble version which is available in a table and floor size, which has a base that is slightly curved, moving in a gentle rocking motion. its monolithic presence generally opposes everything a bookmark is: heavy to lift, difficult to carry and bigger than an actual book itself. as a result of this counter-intuitive approach, cocksedge’s design radically changes the book as an object, making it an active part of its surrounding space – an article of veneration on its rocking altar. each ‘marble bookmark’ is cut from a block of greek marble selected by the designer himself.

‘marble bookmark’ table versions


paul cocksedge hand picks each individual piece of marble for his ‘bookmarks’

cutting the stones

at the marble quarry

demonstrating the use of ‘bookmark’

earlier version of ‘bookmark’
L220 x W100 x H245mm
1900 grams
PVC coated wood

side view

alternative look at the form of ‘bookmark’


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