COS just presented New Spring, Miami, the second iteration of its interactive sculpture series at the Temple House, an art deco building in Miami’s South Beach. The central sculpture emits mist-filled blossoms dropping delicately and revealing scents inspired by Florida and its flora. Designed by Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers), a collaboration between Japanese Architect Azusa Murakami and British Artist Alexander Groves, the sculpture was conceived as “a lifespan of emotions in an instant” responding to its environment (the venue and city).
The first iteration was presented in April 2017 during Salone del Mobile in Milan, where COS debuted its collaboration with Studio Swine, and welcomed more than 20,000 visitors . The installation, which won the award for Most Engaging Exhibition during Milan Design Week, grew from an open brief from COS and exemplifies the Studio’s interdisciplinary sensibility. Each work in the New Spring series is site-specific, responsive to its environment, and ephemeral.