In Brief

Using only sound & light, exhibit from COS pushes the boundaries of negative space

The Swedish clothing company COS marks its fifth year participating in Salone del Mobile in Milan, the world’s largest design fair, partnering with Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. An immersive installation named Forest of Light explores the concepts of interaction and perspective using sound and light.

Hosted inside the Cinema Arti, a theater building from the 1930s, the venue’s former use inspired him to light up the dark space with spotlights suspended from the ceiling, creating illuminated tall cones resembling trees in a forest. Overlapping areas of light and shadow interact with visitors’ movements, connecting fashion and space as a form of architecture.

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