Orbits light, COS store, Coal Drops Yard, London
Paul Cocksedge Studio has designed a light installation for fashion brand COS's Coal Drops Yard retail space.
Orbits explores the contrast between natural and manmade materials, featuring six pieces of rock suspended by flexible hoops of light. Gravity gives each of the pendants their final form, with the weight of the rock pulling the ring of light into place.
“It's about the juxtaposition between technology and nature – the precision of LED light and the rawness of rock,” says Paul Cocksedge. “Although this piece is still, there's a feeling of innate movement created by the push and pull of these two opposing forces.”
Orbits is the inaugural installation for the store, which is the first hybrid retail space to celebrate the brand's influences from the fields of art and design. The store hosts the work of established and emerging artists, as well as integrate independent publishing houses, wellbeing and lifestyle brands alongside handpicked edits from the COS collection.
“The collaboration with Paul Cocksedge for this new space was a natural fit due to the synergy between the concept and our collection,” says Karin Gustafsson, COS Creative Director. “At COS we feel Coal Drops 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.”
Photography: Mark Cocksedge