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British designer Paul Cocksedge has created quite a few interesting pieces over the years for a number of high profile clients like BMW, Hermes, Sony and the like. But it’s the work the eponymous studio does with the London Design Festival every year that always intrigues us most. This year is no different. For this year’s London Design Festival, Cocksedge teamed up with high-end interior company White & White and engineering / design company Arup to create an undulating, rolling hills style sculpture that serves as both functional bench and shelter while still looking whimsical and not disrupting the space. “This piece was an instinctive response to the space and the rhythm of people through it, based on early sketches by hand,” says Paul Cocksedge. “It solves the practical problem of creating an artwork that fills a public square and engages passersby, without obstructing the space.” “Please Be Seated” was made with over 1,100 reclaimed scaffolding boards and pieces of steel recycled from construction sites and is on display in Broadgate until October 11th.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”