Paul Cocksedge’s Freeze Exhibition Of Metal Furniture Opens At Friedman Benda In New York

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London designer Paul Cocksedge is exhibiting a series of furniture developed by joining diverse metals through a freezing process at New York’s Friedman Benda gallery.

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As Dezeen previewed earlier this week, Cocksedge has produced a approach of uniting various metals by way of a freeze/thaw approach that binds the distinct resources together via contraction and growth to produce a robust joint.

Freeze by Paul Cocksedge at Friedman Benda

Cocksedge shrinks the metals by applying liquid nitrogen to the distinct resources. He then fits the contracted pieces into the pre-lower holes or slots of the room temperature slabs to kind tabletops, desktops, and seats.

Freeze by Paul Cocksedge at Friedman Benda

“These pieces are genuinely about the creating,” Cocksedge mentioned. “Not every little thing should be mass created.”

Freeze by Paul Cocksedge at Friedman Benda

The designer invested 5 many years perfecting the technique, functioning with craftsmen in Liverpool to fabricate the pieces.


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At Friedman Benda he is exhibiting 3 dining tables with various tops. The first piece employs only two metals: copper for the cylindrical base and aluminium for its round top. The table was the designer’s first effort to use the approach on a big, hefty piece.

Freeze by Paul Cocksedge at Friedman Benda

He then utilized the exact same process to produce the Ring table, which attributes a much more complicated leading with concentric hoops of brass, steel, copper and aluminium – metals that can not be simply joined utilizing conventional strategies like welding.

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The third, called the Multi-circle table, utilizes a round carbon steel prime with dozens of holes plugged with stainless steel rods. The silverly stainless steel plugs contrast with the darker matte surface. The two the Ring Table and the Multi-Circle have clear lacquer-coated tops to keep their polished finishes.

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Cocksedge advised Dezeen he is contemplating undertaking an outside collection in which the metals would be left unfinished and would modify in excess of time.

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The demonstrate also contains a bench with four seat backs that slot through the seat to double as legs. The seat backs are angled to produce tête-a-tête conversational arrangements as well as give stability for the piece.

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In addition, the Freeze assortment contains a rectangular table with an aluminium prime and 4 round coppers legs, and an all-aluminium side chair. All the pieces are accessible in a restricted edition of ten except for the chair, which is available in up to 35 pieces.

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Also on show is an aluminium bookshelf made with conventional joinery, called the Rhythm Shelf, which is made to hold books and magazines of varying thicknesses.

In addition, Cocksedge is showing a few pieces from his acrylic Slice collection, like a stool, bench, shelf and a large light fixture.

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For the Slice series, Cocksedge heats and cuts acrylic blocks then permits gravity to bend the materials into shape. The cuts also create a matte finish in the otherwise clear acrylic.

Freeze is Cocksedge’s second demonstrate at Friedman Benda. His earlier exhibition, Capture, incorporated a bent Corten steel table. He has previously made large scale architectural elements, including a planted staircase in London.


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