paul cocksedge: marble bookmark
paul cocksedge: marble bookmark
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.

paul cocksedge: marble bookmark ‘marble bookmark’ table versions

paul cocksedge: marble bookmark detail

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

paul cocksedge: marble bookmark cutting the stones

paul cocksedge: marble bookmark at the marble quarry

demonstrating the use of ‘bookmark’

paul cocksedge: marble bookmark earlier version of ‘bookmark’ L220 x W100 x H245mm 1900 grams PVC coated wood

paul cocksedge: marble bookmark side view

paul cocksedge: marble bookmark alternative look at the form of ‘bookmark’

paul cocksedge: marble bookmark ‘bookmark’

  • Waste of stone, energy and my time.

    trev says:
  • A completely self-indulgent and useless (in its intention) sculpture that will actually hurt the binding of your books. And from a practical standpoint – only work if the reader is in the middle of tome he/she is reading.

    MONIROM says:

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