Indigo Dyeing Workshops
BEAMS & CO has produced the indigo dyeing workshops with BUAISOU as part of the official program of LONDON CRAFT WEEK 2019. Working with Company Place and KIOSK N1C, we have also commissioned BUAISOU to design and produce a handmade and dyed installation for Lower Stable StreetatCoal Drops Yard.
BUAISOU (pronounced “boo-i-saw”) is an artisanal collective, preserving the tradition of Japanese Indigo, founded in 2012.
Located in Tokushima Prefecture, an area of Japan known for producing Awa indigo, BUAISOU does everything from indigo cultivation and creating dye to designing and making products.
LONDON CRAFT WEEK
LONDON CRAFT WEEK is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.
KIOSK N1C is an independent lifestyle brand and magazine. Launched a flexible event space and store on Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard in 2018, with hard-to-find pieces from a collection of select fashion and lifestyle brands.
The KIOSK space hosts events for other retailers on the street as well as with carefully chosen external partners.
Lower Stable Street
Lower Stable Street, a new street for pop-ups, live events and experiential stores from a creative collective of established and up-and-coming brands.
Curated by the independent magazine, KIOSK N1C, Lower Stable Street is a sunken street between Stable Street and the main Coal Drops Yard.
Coal Drops Yard
Coal Drops Yard is a new shopping and restaurant district in London’s King’s Cross. Coal Drops Yard was originally established in 1850 to handle the eight million tonnes of coal delivered to the capital each year, and was latterly the location of nightclubs Bagley’s and The Cross.
The area reopened in October 2018, reinvented by the acclaimed Heatherwick Studio, which has interwoven a contemporary design with the surviving structures and rich ironwork of the original Victorian coal drops.
Located within a reimagined set of historic buildings and arches directly adjacent to Granary Square and Regent’s Canal, Coal Drops Yard houses over fifty stores from a unique mix of established and emerging brands, along with cafés, bars, top independent restaurants and new public spaces.