Space Frames

Lighting up King's Cross with cutting-edge design - Sudio, Mieke Meijer

Thursday 1st November 2018 - Thursday 31st January 2019

Space Frames by Studio Mieke Meijer

Coal Drops Yard has been festooned with lights for the Christmas period – but these are no ordinary festive fairy lights.

‘Space Frames’ are the work of Dutch design studio Mieke Meijer.

These giant sculptural frames are crafted (by hand!) out of a lightweight but super-strong aluminium skeleton, then covered with an industrial polyester fabric more commonly used in the aviation industry, before being lit from within.

Studio Mieke Meijer has been making domestic versions of the Space Lamps in their workshop for some time, but for Coal Drops Yard, Meijer wanted to supersize their sculptures to create a visually stunning piece that emphasises the structure of the building they inhabit.

The art installation spans the vast space under Coal Drops Yard’s iconic ‘kissing’ roof.

Just as the reopened Coal Drops Yard is a celebration of industrial engineering, the Space Frames are similarly inspired by the beauty of rigorous and functional industrial architecture.

The shapes are designed to respond to the form of their location, mimicking the graphic outlines and tracing the arches of the Coal Drops.

Find Space Frames at Coal Drops Yard until January 31, 2019.

You can also find the domestic-sized Space Frames at the new MDR Gallery on Lower Stable Street.

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