COS is bringing an awe-inspiring, architectural-scale installation by artist phillip k. smith III to milan design week this year, marking its seventh consecutive participation during the most anticipated event on the creative calendar. ‘open sky’ is a site-specific work devised specifically for the 16th century palazzo isimbardi which it inhabits, and comprises a reflective, semi-circular form. sitting on the courtyard floor, the installation actively engages with the sky over milan and the surrounding architecture, creating an ever-changing experiential atmosphere.


designboom is excited to collaborate with COS for the second year by co-hosting an evening in conversation with american artist phillip k. smith III. the event will be hosted by designboom editor kieron marchese at palazzo isimbardi — corso monforte, 35 — on thursday april 19 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, and will also be streamed live on designboom’s facebook. guests in milan will have the chance to experience the installation during a drinks reception, and pose their questions to the artist during a Q&A session with the audience.


the event will be free and open to the public, although seating will be limited — RSVP HERE!

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