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COS x Studio Swine: Mist-filled Blossoms for Milan Design Week

For this year’s edition of Milan Design Week, COS, the brand for timeless design, has partnered with London-based Studio Swine, an artistic collaboration between Japanese Architect Azusa Murakami and British Artist Alexander Groves. Studio Swine’s work has gained an international audience, their films have been awarded at Cannes and other film festivals around the world. Studio Swine has been widely exhibited at institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Museum of Art and Design New York, and the Venice Art Biennale. Their collaboration with COS follows in the footsteps of the brand’s commitment to collaboration with emerging and established artists.

Studio Swine have created the most beautiful, 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 is open until 9th April 2017 at Cinema Arti, Via Pietro Mascagni, 8, 20122 Milan.

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