Glastonbury Festival is finally here and we, at COBA Europe, want to share our Shangri-La excitement with you as COBAmat® becomes a focal point of the ‘must-see’ LBHQ nightclub attraction, inspired and designed by the exceptionally talented London based creative house that is LOVEBULLETS.
The incredible LBHQ venue, created by LOVEBULLETS and located in the heart of Glastonbury’s lively Shangri-La night time area, has been dubbed ‘The Million Bullet Club’ thanks to the ingenious use of COBAmat® as a wall covering studded with 1 million spent shotgun cartridges. And speaking of millions, hardly surprising that this is a million miles away from COBAmat®’s normal function as PVC floor matting for all sorts of walks of life! This time, it’s party-life or more accurately, ‘the Afterlife’ to take Shangri-La’s theme. It’s definitely worth seeing. The finished result is a stunning gold ‘tomb-like’ chamber nightclub attraction that looks set to be the hub of partying at Glastonbury…
Here’s a little taster to get you in the ‘Glasto-Mood’ courtesy of LOVEBULLETS LBHQ and i-D online.
About COBA Europe
COBA Europe Ltd offers one of the largest ranges of industrial safety matting and commercial entrance mat systems. COBAmat® manufactured by COBA Europe Ltd in the UK, was the first matting of its type to be produced by the company back in the 1970’s. Since then the product range has expanded dramatically, but COBAmat’s® unique design features make it hugely popular with a wide range of sectors today, such as for use on production lines in industrial environments, around swimming pools and in changing rooms at leisure centres. COBA Europe, headquartered in Leicester with facilities in Germany, Slovakia and South Africa, continues to inspire through unrivalled choice and innovative matting designs for industrial and commercial flooring applications, working with health and safety managers, flooring contractors, facilities managers, architects and specifiers.
LOVEBULLETS transforms traditional symbols of destruction into works of art, jewellery and fashion accessories to express an ideology of positive love overriding negative thought. The concept evolved from a fantasy story written by Creative Director, Martin Jegede whereby five LOVE ANGELS defy an evil force by ‘freezing’ his destructive weapons and electrifying them with power and beauty. Segments of the LB Story are revealed every time a new art piece is created.
This ideology first came to life at Glastonbury Festival 2008, where the first LOVETANK (a decommissioned army tank converted into a DJ booth) made an appearance at Shangri-la and hosted the first of many events to come. LOVEBULLETS has since continued to curate shows and events at festivals such as Glastonbury and Fashion.Art.Music at London Fashion Week through LBHQ installations.
LOVEBULLETS donates a percentage of the proceeds of all products sold via its website in support of the international charity WAR CHILD, which helps children in war torn areas.