Forest of Light

NewsApril 12, 2016
Forest of Light

COS continues to be inspired by Japanese Architect Sou Fujimoto’s works for years and with a new installation with Fujimoto’s signature, it is once again a part of Salone del Mobile fair this season.

Forest Life, influenced by COS’ Spring/Summer 2016 Collection, is an installation which explores the ideas of interaction and perspective. A dark space lit by huge light cones is designed to respond to the movements of visitors. Sounds specifically composed for this space, a bit of smoke and walls with mirrors make one feel as if they are in a landscape, and the conic lights turn into abstract trees in a forest of light.

The installation is located in the San Babilo region of Milano, at Cinema Arti which was built by Italian architect Mario Cereghini around the 1930s. Once a theatre, the abandoned building creates a wide background and inspires Sou Fojimoto for the main features of his design.

The exhibition will take place between April 12-17, marking the fifth installation COS has done in Salone Del Mobile by their collaboration with Sou Fujimoto. It also takes its art and design collaborations one step further by adding on to previous projects with institutions such as the brand’s Serpentine Galleries, Frieze Art Fairs and Donald Judd Foundation.

Author: Tutku Çetinkaya