November 2018

This November COS presents an inaugural site-specific work by British designer Paul Cocksedge, which will be presented at Coal Drops Yard store at King’s Cross, London.

The installation marks the first collaboration between COS and Paul Cocksedge and is part of a series of artworks, from established and emerging artists, that will be displayed in the new concept store – the first hybrid retail space to celebrate the brand's influences from the fields of art and design.

Paul Cocksedge Studio will create a light-based work entitled Orbits, juxtaposing the natural and the man-made, a theme explored in the COS Autumn Winter 2018 collection.

“The collaboration with Paul Cocksedge for this new space was a natural fit due to the synergy between the concept and our collection. At COS we feel Coal Drop’s Yard is the perfect location to offer an experience where art is at the forefront and the inspirations behind the collection are exhibited next to the garments,” Karin Gustafsson, COS Creative Director

“There's a joy in experimenting with gravity, and letting light find its own form,” says Cocksedge. “Light is often held in place or contained in rigid structures, but here we have explored softness and flexibility. Orbits has a sense of calm and quiet, which we hope offers a contrast to the busy surroundings of King's Cross.”

Paul Cocksedge is an internationally acclaimed British designer, nominated for Designer of the Year by London's Design Museum in 2004, just two years after graduation. He established Paul Cocksedge Studio with Joana Pinho in the same year, and the practice has participated in design festivals around the world, adding a sense of playfulness to technologically ingenious sculptures and installations.

Teaser Imagery for the Window Display Installation at the new COS Store in Kings Cross.
Karin Gustafsson and Paul Cocksedge. Image courtesy COS by Mark Cocksedge