Tom Dixon Coal Office transforms for LDF

June 24, 2019

(UK) – British designer will turn King’s Cross hub into multi-sensory lab during London Design Festival 2019.

As part of 2019’s London Design Festival in September, British designer Tom Dixon will fill his King’s Cross hub with the flavours, fragrances, sounds, colours and textures of the future.

For the first time, King’s Cross will be an official LDF Design District, as such, 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 six senses and how they shape the future of design.

“As designers, we look at everything,” says Dixon. “We determine the shape, colours and 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. Hence why we have called this season TouchySmellyFeelyNoisyTasty, because after all, we are multi-sensory animals.”

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 Electic range, Alchemist and Underground, and will be on display in the perfumery.