Ace and Tate

Coal Drops Yard

Dutch brand Ace & Tate creates stylish eyewear with a focus on affordability. All their frames are designed in their canal-side studio in Amsterdam using top materials so every part of the frames are of the highest possible quality. Focusing on driving positive change within the industry - Ace & Tate show us how affordable, stylish sustainability can be achieved.

Over the years, Ace and Tate established an important connection in the creative community by creating engaging spaces for eye tests and same-day service in stores where the interior complements the local neighbourhood.

At Coal Drops Yard, that's done with archways that mirror the arches outside - with the interior designed by London-based artist Phillip Schenk-Mischke. The sculptural display stands made with Richlite, a solid paper composite material with ceramic details reflect the mix of history and innovation at Kings Cross, an area that once housed Victorian coal drop sheds.


Ace and Tate Coal Drops Yard


Philipp Schenk-Mischke


Sculptural retail displays




Kings Cross London, UK


Edmund Dabney