NOW UP TO 70% OFF SALE | SHOP WOMEN  SHOP MEN

Alternative picture
Content of the page

COS BUILDINGS
COAL DROPS YARD, LONDON
A destination for art, design and experience

Our store in King’s Cross, London, is a curated space where art and our collection coexist.

Discover a new iteration of Conifera , a 3D-printed installation made from renewable resources by architect Arthur Mamou-Mani, first introduced at Milan Design Week 2019. You’ll also find an exhibition of original works by artists, alongside a special edit of our collection, limited-edition prints and a selection of books.

Alternative Image

Years later the handsome structures became abandoned and, in the late 1980s, UK rave culture began. Sound systems moved in, rattling the rusting ironwork and waking the crumbling warehouses. Three floors shook every Saturday night under the feet of 2,500 clubbers at legendary venue, Bagley’s.

Today we see the building’s latest reinvention. Heatherwick Studio’s new architectural design links two brick and cast-iron constructions with rising gabled roofs, reaching to meet each other seamlessly in the middle. The restoration was sensitive to the listed Victorian structures and cobbled courtyard. At COS, we took the same approach in-store, balancing a calm, modern aesthetic with surviving industrial details.

 


Conifera: the centrepiece of the space

London-based French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani and his studio created a new site-specific iteration of Conifera for COS Coal Drops Yard – a 3D-printed installation made from renewable resources first introduced at Milan Design Week 2019. The piece explores the future of design, tech and material innovation.

Each 3D-printed brick in the installation is made from PLA – a bioplastic that is fully compostable, created using renewable resources. Two colours are seen in the structure: the translucent sections are PLA in its purest form, whereas the brown hue comes from adding wood pulp.

Fir trees were the source of this wood pulp. The way cones grow naturally on these evergreen trees is reminiscent of how the bio bricks were designed, giving the installation its name: Conifera. The bricks were created through an open-source software, using parametric design to maintain structural stability while optimising the use of materials – essentially using less to achieve more.

‘Our work delves into the architect as maker and the holistic nature of design processes.’

- Arthur Mamou-Mani

A platform for artists

Alongside the installation by Arthur Mamou-Mani, Coal Drops Yard also features a platform for emerging artists. We want to support creativity around the world, which is a source of constant inspiration. The ongoing exhibition will showcase all kinds of work, from large-scale installations to sculpture, paintings, ceramics and digital art.

Artists currently on display at Coal Drops Yard:

• Sam Henning
• Jeroen Wand
• Lauri Hopkins
• Thirza Schaap
• Charlotte Culot
• Ronan Bouroullec

Visit the store at:

COS Coal Drops Yard,
Unit 3 Stable Street,
London
N1C 4AB

Find your nearest store using our online store locator


Explore more COS Buildings

Alternative image


COS Buildings | Bağdat Caddesi, Istanbul


The modern design of our Bağdat Caddesi store takes inspiration from the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage

 

Alternative image


COS Buildings | Olympic Theatre, Los Angeles

Residing rather grandly on the streets of Downtown LA, this former theatre held 600 in its heyday

Alternative image


COS Buildings | RUE DE CHARONNE, PARIS

Nestled within the cobbled streets and green courtyards of the Marais, this Turkish bathhouse is now home to COS

Alternative image


COS Buildings | Martin Place, Sydney

Discover the Neoclassical splendour of a building that was once the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, complete with Grecian columns and ornate marble