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Coal Office Industry & Tom Dixon Shop Support Local Community

As the UK enters its second lockdown and London’s dining out culture shifts once more to eating at home, British design brand Tom Dixon and Coal Office restaurant creatively adapt their business models to support the needs of the community.

With the priority to provide essential foods in a convenient, efficient and safe way to the neighbourhood, as well as keeping staff employed, the Coal Office Industry and part of the Tom Dixon flagship shop have transformed into a deli and take away service.

Fresh fruit and vegetables, dry foods, freshly baked savoury and sweet goods, wine and basic household items are now available to purchase from Coal Office Industry, located in Tom Dixon’s hub at the entrance of Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross.

Coal Office Industry

Coal Office Industry is the more informal and faster version of its big sister Coal Office restaurant. Its journey started in March, the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the national lockdown. A temporary deli and take away service was created overnight to save jobs and help the local community. It quickly became a well-loved food destination and a permanent fixture due to its success.

Now famous for its addictive Kubalah sandwiches and freshly baked goods, Coal Office Industry is a super-versatile space, which continues to grow and adapt to constantly changing circumstances.

Coal Office Industry is positioned within the Tom Dixon flagship shop. To meet with social distancing measures and to ensure the safety of customers and staff, the deli has expanded into the ‘Accessories’ arch of the design store, where customers can safely order and wait for their food to be prepared.

The expansion of the deli into the retail space creates a more comfortable customer experience. The rest of the shop’s arches are closed to the public.

Partnering with quality suppliers Natoora, The Med Kitchen and Liberty Wines, the team of in-house chefs continue to prepare the restaurant’s signature modern Mediterranean cuisine, with the menu including Middle Eastern focaccias, stews, salads and sweet and savoury baked goods.

Coal Office Industry is offering all public service workers (Police Force, NHS staff) 50% off as a token of their appreciation. During the first lockdown, Coal Office Industry donated over £100k of unsold meals to the local homeless shelters in King’s Cross and intends to continue to support those in need for the second lockdown.

Tom Dixon’s CEO, Hans Hoegstedt says: ‘We have always considered ourselves a family and part of a bigger community and we think these unprecedented times call for special actions. I am proud of our company and our people, who in these challenging circumstances are not only working hard to keep the business running smoothly but also are considering the importance of supporting and giving back to society and our local community.’

Tom Dixon Shop
The Tom Dixon Shop closed on 5th November and will re-open on 3rd December, however, virtual appointments are available upon request. 

With Christmas just around the corner, the shop team are available to assist with phone and online orders, as well as complimentary gift wrapping. They can also assist with arranging convenient and private collection times from the King’s Cross shop.

Exceptional customer service will continue to be provided during these times to ensure customers can still shop the full range of furniture, lighting and accessory collections. For all orders, please contact the Tom Dixon shop team at

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