For this year’s edition of Milan Design Week, COS presented a digitally fabricated architectural installation by French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani and his eponymous studio, marking the London-based fashion brand’s eighth consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile and its first collaboration with Mamou-Mani.
Mamou-Mani’s installation imagines the future of design, technology, and material innovation to create an ethereal journey; utilizing structural form to transport the viewer from the 16th century courtyard of Palazzo Isimbardi – into the surrounding garden, bridging architecture and the natural world.
The pathway created was constructed of 3D printed bio-plastic modules, generated through an open-source software that uses parametric design: an algorithmic process that ensures structural suitability and optimizes material use.
Arthur Mamou-Mani noted, “Our work delves into the architect as maker and the holistic nature of design processes. I hope that the combination of distributed large-scale 3D printing with bio-materials and open-source parametric tools will offer an insight into the future and showcase how this digital craft can have a positive impact on the world.”