After studies in sculpture and jewelry making at the University of Lancashire Alasdair Cooke collaborated with André Dubreuil in London, whom he had met at the Young Designer’ Center. In 1994, he moved to Paris where he perfected his technical approach to sculpture and decorative painting. Gallery Mougin has presented one-of-a-kind pieces by this virtuous designer since 2003 : stools, chairs and mirrors are pretexts for Alasdair Cooke to feature the quite elaborate art of lacquer and patinas. In fact, works by this artist are sculptures with simple lines focusing on a quite particular science of décor. Cooke’s materials lead directly back to Art Deco of the Twenties of which they share the fine detail. The artist situates himself in an inventive lineage : the great masters of the Gazette du Bon Ton, Paul Iribe and Georges Barbier, the wonderfull Sue et Mare, have a perfect successor in Alasdair Cooke.