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


detail


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’


‘bookmark’

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