Istanbul waterfront colorized by Paul Cocksedge
Paul Cocksedge was recently commissioned to design the centerpiece installation at the inaugural GREAT Festival of Creativity in Istanbul. The London-based designer created “Palette”, an installation celebrating both Britain and Turkey, their historical connections, trade and culture.
Paul Cocksedge used translucent circles of varying sizes with color ratios of each of the national flags overlapping and layering in shifting compositions in space.
The colors of each flag at either end gradually dissolve as they meet in the middle to create a unique chromatic blend: an entirely new color made up from the constituent parts of the two flags, symbolizing this collaboration of creativity between Turkey and the UK.
What I enjoy about Palette is the way it only comes to life in this setting, when the transparency of the material re-defines and celebrates the landscape beyond it: the trees and plants, the sea, the sky… on its own it is not complete.
The GREAT Festivals are a dynamic celebration of creativity in business, and the start of a new dialogue between global enterprises by providing the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of how creativity, from Britain and beyond, is playing a crucial role in global business growth. The first of three GREAT Festivals, Istanbul offered an exclusive view of all that’s best in fashion, design, luxury, technology, education, food, drink and above all creativity.
The GREAT Festival of Creativity recently took place in Istanbul, 20-22 May 2014.
London-based Paul Cocksedge Studio™ is the internationally acclaimed design practice of directors Paul Cocksedge and Joana Pinho.
With over 10 years experience and a strong team of collaborators, the practice has developed a unique reputation for thoroughly original and innovative design, underpinned by research into the limits of technology, materials and manufacturing processes.