Acclaimed designer Tom Dixon to relocate headquarters to King's Cross
PUBLISHED: 09:25 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:56 19 September 2017
British designer Tom Dixon is relocating his studio, showroom and cafe from Portobello Dock to the city's King's Cross district, as the UK capital's creative scene continues to move east.
The British label will relocate in March 2018 to a 17,500 sq old coal distribution centre, as the brand embarks on their new flagship shop.
As part of the new Coal Drops Yard retail quarter, the headquarters has further been conceived as a hub for designers, with partners to be confirmed in due course.
Originally dating back to 1851, the Coal Office building follows the curve of the Regent’s Canal, and is undergoing restoration as part of the redevelopment of King’s Cross. It is located within the Coal Drops Yard complex, a new shopping quarter set to open as a whole in autumn 2018.
Tom Dixon has expanded his eponymous brand significantly over the past couple of years, opening permanent stores in both New York and Los Angeles. But London remains the company’s home since it was established in 2002.
Tom Dixon said: “For us it was imperative not just to find a new office or shop. It was vital to find a new home. London isn’t just another city. It is where it all started. We will use these 17,500 square feet in this incredible location as a platform to broadcast our latest ideas in interior design, product innovation and experiments in food, functionality and future living.”
Dixon’s announcement comes after Second Home co-founder Rohan Silva said the thriving creative scene in east London is leaving the west of the city starved of culture.