COS x Nendo / Salone del Mobile2014

For the third year COS are in Milan celebrating Salone del Mobile with a specially commissioned installation and temporary concept store. This year COS are working with Japanese design studio, nendo, who have created an installation that explores their distinctive philosophy; re-imagining the everyday to create a small ‘!’ moment. You can see COS previous collaboration for Salone del Mobile here.

Alongside the installation, COS has a temporary concept store featuring a selection of COS pieces and items by nendo.

“The smartly ordered shirts are crisp, classic white until they fall inside the steel cube frames, at which point they take on colour as though the space itself has dyed them.” Oki Sato, nendo

"I feel that Nendo and Cos have a lot in common with how we see things, simplicity, purity and focusing on the small details," said Nendo founder Oki Sato. "When you look at a white shirt from COS it explains so much, so I decided to let the shirt do the talking."

"The white shirt is the cornerstone of our design philosophy; we love to reinvent them every season and so we were really excited that Nendo picked the shirt as a centrepiece for the installation, as it is such an important part of our collection," said Martin Andersson, head of menswear design at COS.

The installation is on show from 8 to 13 April at Via delle Erbe 2, in the Brera district of Milan, above Nendo's solo exhibition that features the studio's furniture patterned with brush strokes and chairs with wood grain patterns printed onto natural timber. Visitors are invited to browse and purchase pieces by COS and Nendo at the exhibition.



Photography by Daici Ano