London, 19 September 2018 – King’s Cross announces that Parisian furniture and fabrics brand Caravane is to open its second London concept store at Coal Drops Yard, the new Heatherwick Studio-designed shopping and lifestyle district in King’s Cross. With sister stores in Paris, Copenhagen and London’s Marylebone, this new store will be Caravane’s biggest store to date, covering over 350 sq metres. Caravane offers a curated edit of authentic, quality furniture and accessories including beds, sofas, curtains, homeware and lighting sourced from around the world. From raw French linen to Indian block printing, the edit reflects the travels of its owners, Véronique and Jack-Eric Piedeleu, bridging cultures and decades to inspire timeless products and capsule collections that move with the seasons. With each and every product telling a story, customers will be able to choose fabrics, textures, patterns and colours of made-to-measure pieces custom crafted by Caravane’s artisans. Caravane’s second UK store will open to the public on 26 October 2018.
Coal Drops Yard was originally established in 1850 to handle the eight million tonnes of coal delivered to the capital each year, and was latterly the location of nightclubs Bagley’s and The Cross. The area is now reopening, reinvented by the acclaimed Heatherwick Studio, which has interwoven a contemporary design with the surviving structures, streets and rich ironwork of the original Victorian coal drops. Coal Drops Yard will be a vibrant new shopping district at the centre of King’s Cross, home to over 50 stores, restaurants and cafés, bringing together a community of like-minded brands alongside new public spaces, making it an oasis-like space for visitors to dwell, discover and to explore. Special in-store events, workshops, pop-ups and talks will all feature as part of an ongoing programme of activities and events.
Caravane joins an expanding line-up of forward-thinking retailers that include Paul Smith, Tom Dixon, Cubitts, Wolf & Badger, Le Chocolat by Alain Ducasse, Samsung, MHL. By Margaret Howell and COS, as well as restaurants Barrafina, Casa Pastor and wine bar The Drop. A full list is available below.
With its innovative shopping experience, canal-side location in the heart of King’s Cross and state-of-the-art architecture, Coal Drops Yard is set to become a magnet for shoppers and visitors from across London, the UK and further afield when it opens on 26 October 2018.