If you’re in London between now and January 6th be sure to make a stop at the recently opened Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross to see Space Frames, a festive light installation designed by Studio Mieke Meijer. Inspired by functional industrial architecture, as well as the abandoned industrial buildings of Roy Letterlé and Mieke Meijer’s hometown of Eindhoven, the huge light installation also takes cues from the arches and bold outlines of the venue itself.
Studio Mieke Meijer additionally created the innovative super-sized modular system used to build Space Frames, a light but strong aluminum framework that’s then covered in an industrial polyester fabric commonly used in the aviation industry. The suspended shapes look light enough to just about float away. The Space Frames outdoor installation continues to be open to the public through January 6th, 2019. You can also view a small scale version of the design at MDR Gallery on Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard. The in-situ installation has been commissioned by Company-Place from MDR Gallery and powered by Coal Drops Yard.