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Bent Metal Furnishings

The Poised Table by Paul Cocksedge Plays with Perception

— September 14, 2013 — Art & Design
The Poised Table by Paul Cocksedge is made from a thousand pounds of rolled steel. The bent metal furniture piece plays with perception and challenges traditional construction practices.

Pushing the boundaries of modern design, the London-based architect was able to conceive this striking table with the help of complex mathematical calculations that allowed him to bring his unique vision to life.

This balanced furniture piece resembles a bent piece of paper and defies its stiff material's limitations. Designed in a limited edition of 10 pieces, the piece will be on display at Cocksedge's first solo show at New York's Friedman Benda gallery. The architect's Poised Table design is visually powerful and architecturally sound making it a piece that is both practical and aesthetically intriguing.
Trend Themes
1. Mathematical Design - Designers utilizing complex mathematical algorithms to create unique furniture designs.
2. Perception-challenging Furniture - Furniture that challenges traditional construction practices and plays with perception.
3. Aesthetic-driven Design - Designers focusing on creating furniture that is both practical and visually intriguing.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Exploring the use of complex designs and materials to create visually-inspired furniture pieces.
2. Architecture - Exploring how the use of new materials and mathematical algorithms can push the boundaries of architectural design.
3. Art Galleries - Showcasing limited edition, visually stunning furniture pieces that push the boundaries of traditional interior design.
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