Since 2007 London-based COS has remained true to its philosophy; to offer high-quality fashion collections comprised of wardrobe staples as well as reinvented classics, in keeping with the brand ethos of modern, timeless, functional and tactile design. COS uses traditional methods and new techniques to form understated collections made to last. Committed to both timeless design and innovation, COS has supported the arts since the launch of the brand through collaborations with established and emerging artists, galleries and creative studios. COS has worked on projects with The Guggenheim New York, Frieze London and New York and Design Miami/ and with artists such as Snarkitecture, Phillip K. Smith III, Studio Swine, The Donald Judd Foundation and AFSO / ANDRÉ FU.
For COS’s most recent project, and eighth consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile, COS collaborated with French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani and his eponymous studio to present ‘Conifera’, a large-scale sculptural installation in Milan’s Palazzo Isimbardi. Conceived as a site-specific outdoor work, ‘Conifera’ was produced through innovative 3D printing techniques and made from renewable resources including a compostable bio-plastic. The installation extended from the internal courtyard of the Palazzo and into the adjoining English garden, creating a sculptural pathway of wood and bioplastic composite lattices, woven together to create a journey through the historic architecture.
Through summer 2019, COS will continue its support of the Serpentine Galleries’ public performance series ‘Park Nights’. The special selection of live performances by multidisciplinary artists across art, music, film and technology will be hosted in a weekly series of live works staged within the Serpentine Pavilion. For the first time there will be a special Park Night hosted within COS’s hybrid store in London’s Coal Drops Yard.