COS x Phillip K Smith III - Salone del Mobile 2018

  • Giulia Scotti
  • Olivia Kirsch
  • Helen Ritchie

To celebrate its seventh year at Salone del Mobile, COS partnered with American artist, Phillip K. Smith III to create Open Sky – a light and reflection-based art installation

Designed to respond to its surroundings, Open Sky creates a spatiotemporal experience, with its reflections utilizing light, space, colour and the changing environment as a medium. Upon entering the courtyard of Palazzo Isimbardi, the architectural form of the installation invites visitors to explore a setting that appears to alter all the time.

By framing the Milanese sky within mirrors, the outdoor piece captures what would otherwise seem ephemeral.

“Every person’s experience will be unique because the angle of reflection, the changing environment, and the shifting light of the day are all in a constant state of flux.”
- Phillip K. Smith III


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