90 - Paul Cocksedge: Inspiring joy

July 14th 2020

London-based Paul Cocksedge has worked on projects as diverse as a flower-powered light, a canopy for the world’s largest botanical gardens, and furniture that fuses different metals through a freezing process. It’s impossible to pigeonhole the restlessly inventive Cocksedge, who studied industrial design at Sheffield Hallam University and product design under Ron Arad at the Royal College of Art in London. Few people are more adept at seeing everyday problems that cry out for design solutions – and he’s intent upon solving these problems in elegant and unexpected ways.

For me to sit and unpack the creative mind of someone like Paul Cocksedge at Design Indaba earlier this year was an incredible privilege. He is such a humble down to earth human being and I could not help but be inspired by his infections enthusiasm. This definitely ranks as one of my favourite conversations to date, enjoy.