British designer Paul Cocksedge has designed our dream staircase — a spiral stair planted with edible herbs and teas — but we had a hard time focusing on it because we have the maturity of 13-year-olds and his name is “Paul Cocksedge.”
“The Living Staircase is actually a combination of staircase and room, of movement and stillness, vertical and horizontal,” said Cocksedge.
Dezeen clearly edited out the part where Cocksedge scowled, “STOP GIGGLING about my last name.” Clearing his throat, he resumed a professional air:
“At every turn there is an opportunity to stop and look, smell, read, write, talk, meet, think, and rest. If a staircase is essentially about going from A to B, there is now a whole world living and breathing in the space between the two,” he added.
The edible staircase takes you to the edge of cocks innovation by including plants and herbs employees can snack on or make into tea. There’s also meeting space so workers can converse among the greenery. Leave it to Cocksedge to erect something so stimulating!
The Living Staircase from Paul Cocksedge is Stocked with Herbs, Trendhunter.
The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge, Dezeen.