Always one to amaze the world with its one-of-a-kind installations, COS has returned to the Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan to showcase its latest artistic marvel – Open Sky.
Presented at the 16th-century Palazzo Isimbardi, the Open Sky installation is sculpted with mirror panels in a semi-circular silhouette. This transforms the Palazzo's courtyard into a grounded, physical ring of reflected sky, beautifully juxtaposing the contemporary and the historic.
Open Sky marks COS' seventh installation at the Milanese furniture and design fair — and its first collaboration with American architect-turned-artist, Phillip K. Smith III.
"The idea was to actively and seamlessly merge the beauty of the surrounding architecture and the sky over Milan, creating an ever-changing experience," explained Smith III.
The central sculpture is complemented by a series of smaller scale reflective works that occupy the Palazzo's adjoining garden, continuing the interaction between architecture and nature.