Paul Cocksedge was charged with creating the main auditorium space at this year’s 100% Design fair. The ‘walls’ which divide the space are created by a network of nylon wires, webbed together to create a wall like structure. Coscksedge was determined to take an unconventional approach to this challenge and whilst he has achieved a clearly marked area, the use of virtually invisible material results in a completely open environment accesible to all.
Cocksedge commented; “What I love about the auditorium is that whether you are inside or outside, everyone feels part of of the space. If the seating area is full, the open setup still allows people to sit around the edges and listen into the seminar. It’s really nice to see.”
Despite it’s delicate appearance of the nylon threads, the complex, handwoven system is actually quite quite a robust structure. It is translucent yet solid, divided yet open to all, playing upon our notions of exterior and interior space, where they begin and where they end.