For this year’s edition of Milan Design Week, COS will partner with London-based Studio Swine, an artistic collaboration between Japanese Architect Azusa Murakami and British Artist Alexander Groves.
Studio Swine will create an ephemeral installation centred around a focal sculpture emitting mist-filled blossoms at Cinema Arti, a decommissioned cinema built in the 1930s by Italian architect Mario Cereghini. The installation will draw upon the natural and the industrial, while making minimal use of resources to create an immersive multi-sensory experience.
“2016 was a year full of changes and crisis and so we wanted to create an installation that could offer a moment of contemplation. The inspiration for the installation was nature and the changing of the seasons. For us, this idea has such universal beauty. We aim to create a democratic experience which brings people together” said Studio Swine.
Karin Gustafsson, Creative Director of COS said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Alex and Azusa of Studio Swine. Our many common values - a focus on timelessness over trend, functionality with beauty and the exploration of materials - means that working together is a very natural fit. I’m really looking forward to seeing the concept come to life in Milan”.
The COS x Studio Swine installation will be open from the 4th – 9th April 2017 at Cinema Arti, Via Pietro Mascagni, 8, 20122 Milan.