Tom Dixon will fill his King’s Cross hub with the flavours, the fragrances, the sounds, the colours and textures of the future. The entire Coal Office – from the studio, shop, factory and trade counters to the bar and restaurant – will become a multi-sensory lab with interactive installations, workshops and talks inspired by the five senses and how they shape the future of design.
Tom says: ‘As designers, we look at everything. We determine the shape, the colours and the aesthetics of a space before anything else. But here in the Coal Office we wanted to explore the role that all our other – often lesser recognised senses – contribute to our experiences of design; the smell and the taste of a place, the textures and tone of a space, the sound of an interior or the weight of an object – or even the most intangible of all – the sixth sense.”
The latest designs and innovations launched in April at Salone del Mobile – Fat, Swirl, Spring and Opal will be on display and available to buy at the Coal Office. In September, two new fragrances join the Eclectic range, Alchemy and Underground, and will be on display in the perfumery.
Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm