Salone del Mobile 2019: Conifera by COS x Mamou-Mani
Location: Palazzo Isimbardi, Corso Monforte 35, 20122 Milan (IT)
This year the fashion house COS continued its collaboration with the art and architectural world at the Salone del Mobile with presentation of the 3D-printed installation "Conifera" in partnership with the French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani and his studio.
The architectural intervention consists of a sculptural latticework made up of 700 interlocked wood and bioplastic modules ("bio bricks") in the form of truncated pyramids that trace a path from the central courtyard of Palazzo Isimbardi to its garden area. "Conifera" changes in appearance along this course, with the initial warm hues of wood being replaced by a translucent white on approaching the garden.
As the architect states, the composition is a deeply poetic dialogue between technology and handicraft, nature and man, between the monumentality of the Palazzo and the delicate-looking latticework. "Conifera" unites parametric design with sustainable materials and demonstrates the possibilities that can be achieved by combining renewable raw materials with modern design technology.