Destination / In Residence

Open skies with COS

In what marks its seventh consecutive installation for Milan’s Salone del Mobile, COS presents Open Sky, a large-scale sculptural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III. Using a carefully constructed panels of mirrors in the open space, guests are invited to observe the changing light as the sky becomes reflected into the Palazzo. “My work is inspired by the constant shifts in light, colour, and form that are presented in the natural and built environment,” says Smith III. “It was exciting to work with COS on an open brief within the inspiring architectural landscape of Milan. The specific site conditions of Palazzo Isimbardi afforded me an opportunity to reframe the historic architecture while meshing it with the enveloping beauty of the Milanese sky.” Open Sky will be open to the public from April 17 – 22.