Blog/Tom Dixon Opens Flagship In Former Coal Yard

Renowned British designer Tom Dixon has opened a new flagship store in London's Kings Cross.

 

The Coal Yard forms as part of a collection of buildings recently converted by Thomas Heatherwick.

 

 

Combining shop, workshop, and restaurant under one roof, British designer Tom Dixon has unveiled a new flagship in the creative heart of London’s Kings Cross.

Set against the industrial backdrop of Coal Drops Yard, the new London flagship will lead as a multi-disciplinary platform for innovation in design. Displaying the designer’s distinct collections and extraordinary objects within the building's arched brick walls, customers are invited to explore lighting, textiles, furniture, and perfumery.

Facing the Regents Canal, The Coal Yard dates back to 1851. Together with Coal Drops Yard, the heritage site once formed the hub for coal distribution in and out of London. Today, the industrial architecture of Victorian London remains, providing an atmospheric background to its developing surrounds.

Spanning 1, 625 sq m the new store introduces a new immersive experience for its customers. Inspired by a fascination for manufacturing and craftsmanship, The Factory is an open workshop for making, creating and testing ideas. A creative collaboration between Dixon and renowned chef Assaf Granit, sees the flagship’s new restaurant, Coal Office, imagined as an experience in fresh, creative food within a beautifully designed and atmospheric space.

Tom Dixon features striking metallic displays in order to showcase their unique designs.

 

The new flagship store includes showroom, restaurant, office, and perfumery. 

 

Displaying the designer's distinct collections and extraordinary objects the flagship will lead as a platform for innovation.

 

Exposed brick walls, arched windows, and parquet flooring give reference to the building's industrial past.

 

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