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COS x Phillip K. Smith III at Salon del Mobile

SEEN is usually London-centric in its interests but we can’t resist making an exception in this case: for this year’s edition of Milan Design Week, London-based fashion brand COS will present a large-scale sculptural installation by American artist Phillip K. Smith III, marking COS’s seventh consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile and its first collaboration with Smith.

Inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture, the Milanese sky and the understated simplicity of the COS design aesthetic, Phillip K. Smith III will create a site-specific outdoor architectural sculpture in the 16th century courtyard and garden of Palazzo Isimbardi, an historic building dating from the 16th century. The installation is designed to offer an individual experience to each visitor, through its interaction with light and time.

“At COS, we have been inspired by the way Phillip K. Smith III’s installations interact with their natural surroundings allowing us to experience spaces in new ways, whether in deserts or on beaches, and are eager to see how his work responds to the environment of Milan. It is from these experiences of art, which reshape the way we see the world around us, that we derive so much of our inspiration at COS,” said Karin Gustafsson, Creative Director of COS.

Phillip K. Smith III noted of the installation, “My work is created in direct response to the surrounding environment, becoming a canvas that interacts with both the urban and natural landscape. I’m thrilled to partner with COS to create this unique sculptural experience which will reframe the historic space. Characterised by ever-changing spatial and temporal elements, every visitor’s experience of the installation will be entirely individual.”

The installation will be open to the public from 17th – 22nd April, 2018.

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Palazzo Isimbardi
Corso Monforte 35
20122
Milan
Italy