In partnership with Design Miami/ 2017, COS has collaborated with London-based design duo Studio Swine to create “New Spring,” an interactive, multisensory installation housed in the Art Deco Temple House by Lawrence Murray Dixon.
Delicate, mist-filled “blossoms” that disappear upon contact with skin but can be held by visitors while wearing special gloves. A tree-like sculpture that blends into the iconic surroundings of Temple House is the installation’s bold centerpiece, which produces the blossoms. COS is a brand for women and men who like modern, functional, and considered design. COS uses traditional methods and new techniques to form understated collections made to last across the season. Committed to both timeless design and innovation, COS supports the arts through collaborations with established and emerging artists, galleries, and creative studios.
Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) is a collaboration between Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves. Creating works that span art, design, and film, Studio Swine explores themes of regional identity and the future of resources in the context of globalization. Their work has gained an international audience, having been exhibited at institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; and the Venice Biennale.
Housed in The Temple House, an iconic art deco building in Miami Beach, the installation presents ephemeral materials in a strange new context; delicate mist-filled ‘blossoms’ that disappear on contact with skin, but can be held by visitors wearing special gloves. Producing these blossoms is the installation’s bold centrepiece, a tree-like sculpture that resonates with the iconic surrounds of The Temple House. #COSxStudioSwine