The BCP team were tasked with building two bespoke tables that would evoke the trademark stripes for Paul Smith’s new flagship store located in Coal Drops Yard – a new shopping centre situated in Kings Cross, London.
The shopping centre, which opened to the public in October 2018, was created by converting and extending two 19th-century coal warehouses that were built to store and transfer coal, delivered by rail from northern England, across London. Coal Drops Yard contains 9,290 square metres of shops and restaurants, arranged inside the linear two buildings on either side of a central space.
The project was a real challenge due to the length of the tables and the customer’s requirement for minimal visual support. It required the BCP team to work closely with the customer to skilfully develop and manufacture a three metre and a four and a half metre long table.
Made of aluminium honeycomb, both tables are one metre wide creating a high visual aspect ratio. Before being fitted in the store they were painted by BCP’s Milton Keynes based partner company, SCC Coatings whose business involves painting trains – an appropriate twist for the location.
The tables are now a key feature in the store and are currently being used to display a variety of Paul Smith’s signature designs.
Find out more about Coal Drops Yard directly at www.coaldropsyard.com