Where form meets function

Swedish minimalist COS has launched a multi-sensory art installation in partnership with London-based design duo Studio Swine.

Titled “New Spring,” the installation centers around a recycled aluminum tree standing six meters high. Like magic, the sculpture emits mist-filled blossoms from it’s slender tube branches. As you can see in the video above and the Instagram posts below, these burst on contact with human skin, but remain intact after landing on the surrounding fabrics.

my design week companion @mimiliztong ❣️#CosXStudioSwine

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#BrododiGiuggiole #DemenzaGiovanile #cosxstudioswine

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👉🏼🎈Popping giant bubbles from a bubble tree. "New Spring" by #CosxStudioSwine #mdw17 #stylusmilan17

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The bubble tree was installed inside a decommissioned cinema, and coincides with the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. Previous names to work with COS at the fair include Japanese design studio Nendo and Snarkitecture.

Also showcasing at Milan Furniture Fair is this “hackable” sofa bed, made by IKEA and Tom Dixon.

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