From their Hackney headquarters, designer Paul Cocksedge and company director Joana Pinho dream up playful products and awe-inspiring installations for the likes of BMW, Hermès and Sony – brilliantly balancing creativity and structure along the way
Paul Cocksedge grew up in North London and studied product design under Ron Arad at the Royal College of Art. After graduating in 2002 he worked independently before collaborating with Joana Pinho on an exhibition of his work at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2003.
Artist, architect, structural designer, engineer and writer – the multitalented Cecil Balmond has made his mark with some of the world’s most ambitious structures. Yet, after living in London for 50 years, this creative force still finds wonder in the streets of this city
WORDS RICHARD BENSON
PHOTOGRAPHY ANDREW MEREDITH
The 2012 Olympics left many images imprinted on London’s collective consciousness, but when it comes to the physical look of the eastern part of city, the strongest and longest impact has surely been made by the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower.
Four years ago, Daren Newton masterminded Clerkenwell Design Week
to celebrate the area’s astounding creative pool. Now, this independent
festival is considered one of the world’s most dynamic design events.
Newton’s law for success? Keeping it local
Words Ekow Eshun
Photographer Inzajeano Latif
In the few years since it launched, Clerkenwell Design Week has established itself as a key fixture in the international design calendar.
For back-to-basics style, made-to-order pieces, bowerbird boutiques and impressive interiors, East London has
WORDS BETTY WOOD
Art, eats & interiors PITFIELD CAFÉ
Marrying interior design, great food and an ambitious gallery space, Pitfield in Hoxton is the brainchild of interior designer Shaun Clarkson, textile designer Paul Brewster and chef Eddy Grappy, and is one of the most aesthetically interesting cafes in East London.