Styrene by Paul Cocksedge


Styrene by Paul Cocksedge

Designed in Hackney: here's another design classic from the London borough of Hackney - Paul Cocksedge's pendant lamp made from heat-shrunk plastic cups.

Styrene by Paul Cocksedge

Cocksedge first created the Styrene lamp for his graduation from the Royal College of Art in 2002. Ten years on, he's now reissuing the design for his brand new online shop.

Styrene by Paul Cocksedge

Everything in the shop is made at his studio on Brenthouse Road near London Fields.

See all our stories about Paul Cocksedge here.

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Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.

More information and details of how to get involved can be found at

Photography is by Mark Cocksedge.

  • I really love Paul Cocksedge designs and I am proud that he is British. Great post.

  • Smart design, just wondering if this kind re- use design actually can help environment and to inspire others people to do the same for the sake of the future environment.
    even can help people to financially independent. Should be great if designer share 1% of his knowledge for others benefit as social designer.

  • Tara Donovan pioneered this type of high-creation from pedestrian goods. I love her work and I think this piece is a nod in her direction. Nice work though.


    are Paul Cocksedge and Tara Donovan bitter rivals or best friends I wonder….

  • Exceptional design! This is such a wonderful way of creating sustainable products.