Popping-in?

We designed our studio; it's filled with light and music. There are multiple meeting rooms, a well stocked kitchen, and an indoor garden (with fishpond). Pop-in for tea and stay to use a spare desk for as long as you need.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

Public transport

We’re next to Greenwich train and DLR station. We have a door right on the concourse but it’s different to our postal address.

From Greenwich rail platform

This video shows the route to take from the train that will arrive at Greenwich rail station from London Bridge.

From Greenwich DLR station

This video shows the route to take from the DLR that will arrive at Greenwich DLR station from Bank.

By car

If you have to come by car, we have a couple of parking spaces in front of our studio. Call ahead to make sure they’re free, and use our postcode (SE10 9QF) to guide you in.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. Use whichever medium works best for you.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

New project enquiry

It's exciting to chat about potential new projects. We don't have a ‘sales’ team or a form to fill in. Call us or give us a little detail via email and we'll get straight back to you.

enquiry@cogdesign.com

Website support

If you're a client then you'll be best served by calling us or contacting us via Basecamp, otherwise you can use this dedicated email that reaches all of the digital team.

digital@cogdesign.com

Finance questions

This email hits the inboxes of the people who deal with our bookkeeping and finances.

accounts@cogdesign.com

Just want a chat?

Sometimes enquiries don't fall neatly under a heading, do they?

hello@cogdesign.com

Cultural Calendar

A round-up of recommendations and reviews, sent on the first Friday of each month, topped-off with a commissioned image from a talented new illustrator. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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Björk Digital at Somerset House

Björk Digital at Somerset House

For our September Cog Night, we went to Somerset House to immerse ourselves in the world of Björk. We knew the Björk Digital experience would be intense, but just how surreal would it be?

On a warm Thursday night, the team made their way to Somerset House. Expectations were high. Björk is one of those artists who attracts almost universal admiration – you might not love all of her music but you can’t deny her talent and desire to push against creative boundaries. Besides, we’d been playing the new Björk album in the studio, pretty much on repeat.

It was our second trip to the venue in three months (we’d been to see their Kubrick exhibition for our July Cog Night). There was much discussion about whether this return trip might be too early. But the draw of the Icelandic icon was too intense, we couldn’t resist.

Björk hyllir Björk og útkoman er eftirminnileg, súrrealísk og alveg hreint stórkostleg upplifun, algjört undur í stafrænni list.
Sæunn (Icelandic)

We’d arrived a little early so took advantage of the venue’s courtyard, filled with installations as part of the London Design Biennial. We amused ourselves with a sculpture made of distorting mirrors – photographing ourselves, photographing ourselves.

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The Cog team – photographing ourselves, photographing ourselves.

As our time-slot arrived we trooped to the New Wing (which is far from new). For a digital exhibition, the sign-in process was truly analogue. Like school-kids, we queued along a corridor while a man with a clip-board told us to bunch up.

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He ticked off our names and gave us each a blue sticker. “Don’t lose it” and “stay together as a unit”.

Somerset House is not a natural exhibition venue so we were marched, in our ‘unit’, from one set of doors to another, from one staircase to the next, greeted at each point by a staff member.

Our ‘unit’ travelled together from room to room through the exhibition.

In the first room, we were surrounded by a circle of bass-heavy speakers, with huge panoramic screens, featuring our heroin in a volcanic landscape. Then there were rooms with dozens of rotatable bar stools and VR headsets – sometimes she was dancing around us, other times we were immersed in her mouth.

The immersive experience was heightened with each new room and song. Deeper and deeper we went. Each song drawing us further into Björk’s world. A rich and surreal world. With Björk at the centre of it, passionate and playful in equal measures.

Björk hails Björk and the results are memorable, surreal and an absolutely fantastic experience, a real digital arts wonder.
Sæunn (English)

In the final room, we each stood and were placed into a ceiling suspended headset. We were able to move around and through a digitally morphing Björk avatar who gradually grew larger and larger until we were dwarfed by her giant stature.

The merge of sound and vision enhanced the music, bringing the meaning behind the songs into focus. As expected, it was completely surreal and we were all left more than a little dazed.

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We left the VR world and moved into a kind of chill-out room, with other ‘units’ of people scattered across the floor, watching Björk’s videos, projected onto the wall. We slowly slipped back to reality.

This exhibition shows Björk at her most captivating and it’s the first time that the hype around VR has lived up to expectations.

Go and see it. Even if you don’t love her music, you’ll love the experience.