Styrene by Paul Cocksedge for the
Stepney Green Design Collection

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Styrene by Paul Cocksedge for the Stepney Green Design Collection

A pendant lamp made from heat-shrunk plastic cups by east London designer Paul Cocksedge is the next piece for the Stepney Green Design Collection curated by Dezeen.

Styrene by Paul Cocksedge for the Stepney Green Design Collection

The custom lamp is 90cm in diameter, almost twice the size of the designs sold commercially, and has been on display at the V&A Museum in London as part of an exhibition on British Design.

Styrene by Paul Cocksedge for the Stepney Green Design Collection

The Styrene lamp was first created by Cocksedge for his graduation from the Royal College of Art in 2002. We first featured it as part of our Designed in Hackney initiative earlier this year.

Styrene by Paul Cocksedge for the Stepney Green Design Collection

Above: Styrene on display at the British Design 1948–2012: Innovation in the Modern Age exhibition at the V&A, 2012

Dezeen has been commissioned to curate a collection of products designed by east London creatives that live near to new housing development VIVO and we will be publishing more designs as they are added to the collection during the next month.

The designs will be on show as part of a collection of 30 works of art, fashion, sculpture and furniture celebrating local talent that will be exhibited at the Genesis Cinema in October and then donated to the VIVO residents – find out more here.

The first piece to be announced for the collection was a one-off three-seater bench by Gitta Gschwendtner. See all our stories about Paul Cocksedge here.

  • 222

    Victor Papanek showed this idea already in 1972 in his classic book Design for the Real World … for everyone to build.

    • Paul

      You’re right. I have also seen how to build a very similar lamp on a kid’s TV show. But in my opinion this one is very different since it uses heat-shrunk plastic cups. To me it looks great.