COS x Studio Swine
This year´s artistic COS edition at the Milan Design Week in the beginning of April presented an installation by Studio Swine, a collaboration between Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves. Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) created a multi-sensory experience they named New Spring, reflecting optimism and renewal that comes with seasonality. -We wanted to encapsulate a lifespan of emotions in an instant. To create an experience that was fleeting, but in its time evoked joy and vitality, if only to remain as a memory, Studio Swine explained. The installation centered around a focal sculpture, emitting mist-filed blossoms that burst and evaporate on contact with skin but that live on momentarily when met with textured fabrics. – It is a joy for us to invite such talented creatives to collaborate and ultimately for us to engage with the creative community we draw inspiration from so regularly at COS, said Karin Gustafsson, Creative Director of COS. Read also about the COS 2017 anniversary collection here.