In celebration of Cubitt’s homecoming to Coal Drops Yard, they have created The Coal Drops Yard Collection: four made-to-measure frame silhouettes, inspired by influential figures from King’s Cross history. Gray’s Inn Road, the busy thoroughfare and artery, now home to Heatherwick Studio, lends its name to an undulating, a-symmetrical frame.
The nearby York Way, which runs the length of King’s Cross station, is namesake to a statement frame whose design mimics the glass arches of King’s Cross’ frontage. Vale Royal, the site of artist Anthony Gormley’s David Chipperfield designed studio, has lent its name to a suitably weathered spectacle.
And Midland Road – which runs parallel to King’s Cross station – has donated its title to an upswept frame inspired by British warrior queen Boadicea, who legend has it is buried beneath the station’s platforms.