For this year's edition of the design week, COS has partnered with Studio Swine, an artistic collaboration between Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves.
The duo, who will create an immersive, multi-sensory experience, has chosen the name New Spring to reflect the optimism and renewal that comes with seasonality.
Drawing on the Sakura Festival of Japan, the installation will centre around a focal sculpture, emitting mist-filled blossoms that burstand evaporate on contact with skin but that live on momentarily when met with textured fabrics.
Creating works that span across disciplines of art, design and film, Studio Swine explores themes of regional identity and the future of resources in teh context of globalisation. Studio Swine work manifests a deep research into materials and modern industrialisation.
Operating across a wide range of disciplines, Studio Swine's work has gained an interantional audience, their films have awarded at Cannes and other film festivals around the world. Studio Swine has been widely exhibited at institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Museum of Art and Design New York, and the Venice Art Biennale.