Light relief

Journey into COS and Studio Swine’s immersive, multi-sensory installation

This year at Salone del Mobile, fashion brand COS has collaborated with London-based duo Studio Swine for an immersive installation that captures the audience with its scientific approach.

‘We wanted to encapsulate a lifespan of emotions in an instant,’ say the design duo, ‘to create an experience that was fleeting, but in time, evoking joy and vitality, if only to remain as a memory.’ For this they have produced a central tree-like sculpture that releases mist-filled blossoms onto individuals. The balloon-shaped entities exist for a short amount of time before bursting into the air and captivating the viewer.

'New Spring' is on view 4-9 April at Cinema Arti, Via Pietro Mascagni 8, 20122 Milan

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.