Coming home, to Coal Drops Yard.
We’re pleased to introduce Cubitts Coal Drops Yard.
Nestled amongst the stables of Bagley Walk, the store is a celebration of the renewal and rejuvenation of King’s Cross.
A hydroponic system, complete with cascading plants, is a nod to water’s enduring role in the area - the Spa Fields, the lost River Fleet, and the Regent’s Canal.
Centre stage is a rejuvenating air purifier constructed from coal, made for the site by furniture maker David Ross.
Cubitts structural rivets of brass are incorporated into the workbench, itself salvaged from discarded tenon joints.
In the window are three experimental frames, each made of a material associated with King’s Cross’ history. First, a frame made from horsehair, a nod to the stables. Then scrap metal, in homage to the Mutoid Waste Company - a performance arts group whose King’s Cross warehouse was frequently raided. Finally, coal, for obvious reasons.
And in the toilets, a vintage holophane ‘disco’ ball, in reference to site’s previous incarnation as The Cross nightclub.
Cubitts Coal Drops Yard is open seven days a week, with comprehensive eye examinations available, as well as bespoke and made-to-measure services.
Photography by Tian Khee Siong.