SHANA LUTKERPaul, Paul, Paul, and Paul by American artist Shana Lutker is the fourth chapter of her ongoing research-led project Le NEW Monocle: The History of the Fistfights of the Surrealists. An unusual mix of sculpture, writing and performance, each chapter focuses on exploring and restaging historical altercations between artists during the height of Surrealism in 1920s Paris.
EMMA DAHLQVISTIt’s Now or Näver by Swedish textile designer Emma Dahlqvist brings together traditional craft methods and new technologies. Applying textile design to birch bark with intricate laser cutting, her work reinvents conventional approaches to create new qualities and interesting textures.
Studio SwineInspired by the tropical ghost town of American industrialist Henry Ford, Fordlandia by London-based design practice Studio Swine imagines a world where Ford’s project is a success. Bringing together furniture, products, workwear and textiles that reference the Brazilian tropical modernist movement, the exhibition creates an imagined domestic environment within the gallery. Fordlandia runs from 22 September – 10 December 2016 at London’s Fashion Space Gallery .
AGNES MARTINPaintings, Writings, Rembrances by Arne Glimcher is the first and only complete retrospective publication of the visionary American painter, Agnes Martin. Bringing together 130 of Martin’s paintings and drawings, the book also features previously unpublished writings and lecture notes. This autumn, COS will be supporting the Guggenheim Museum’s Agnes Martin retrospective in New York. Explore the project here.
TOKYOBIKEtokyobike is a small, independent bicycle company founded in 2002 in the quiet Tokyo suburb of Yanaka.
The name was derived from the design of the bikes; in the same way the mountain bike was designed for the mountains, so tokyobike was designed for Tokyo. Based on the concept of ‘Tokyo Slow’ the bikes are designed to be light to ride with an emphasis on comfort over speed. Photography by Miles & Miles
OEUFFICEFounded in 2011 by Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte and Jakub Zak, Oeuffice is a collaborative research laboratory based in London. Inspired by the simple geometry of classical architecture, their Kapita series is a collection of limited edition tables and stools made from Italian marble and stone.
LEE YOONJEANStill-Life, a photo series by Seoul-based photographer Lee Yoonjean, carefully documents everyday objects and settings. Exploring unorthodox composition and camera angles, her photography aims to cast a subtle new light on details that are often overlooked.
MASSERIA MOROSETAA white stone farmhouse nestled in the Italian countryside, Masseria Moroseta is a modern guesthouse designed by Andrew Trotter. Set around a central courtyard and surrounded by organic olive groves, the pared-back space embodies relaxed simplicity.
DANIEL EMMAThe BLOCK dining table and chair set is a contemporary revision of traditional school furniture by Australian design duo Daniel Emma. Made from maple wood, the pieces feature simple clean lines, polished brass fixtures and an optional Carrara marble table top.
ELMGREEN & DRAGSETCooling Box (2015) by London and Berlin based design duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset explores the relationship between art, its environment and the viewer. Both familiar and strangely out of context, the seemingly misplaced objects are cast from bronze and painted to appear plastic.
SHIN SHINSeoul-based graphic design duo Haeok Shin and Donghyeok Shin work together in the fields of art and culture collaborating with a broad range of curators, editors, artists and institutions.
Shin Shin’s new work The Bibliophile’s Booklets will be on display at the COS Cheongdam project space in Seoul from Saturday 6th August, as part of our ongoing collaboration
with local publishing project, The Book Society.
Find out more about the project here.
STUDIO JEROEN WANDThe Laminated Coffee Table by Eindhoven-based designer Jeroen Wand uses pieces of leftover veneer to create a solid wooden structure. By pressing the pieces of wood types into an intricate composition, the studio explores the dynamic and unpolished side of design. www.jeroenwand.nl
GABRIELE ROSSILiterole by Italian photographer Gabriele Rossi explores how the sea is experienced throughout the seasons. By tracing the transformation of the landscape, the image series conveys a sense of both solitude and life. www.gabrielerossifoto.com
BARKOW LEIBINGERDesigned by American/German practice Barkow Leibinger, the Fellows Pavilion is located in the American Academy in Berlin. Made from lightweight glass and steel, the geometric structure is illuminated to appear as if it is floating above the surrounding garden lawn. www.barkowleibinger.com
Eve KwakFace to Face (2015) by Korean artist Eve Kwak uses layers of coloured paper to create voluminous, sculptural forms that reveal the fragility of the medium. Eve Kwak will be exhibiting new work at the COS Cheongdam project space in Seoul from Saturday 2nd July, as part of our collaboration with local publishing project, The Book Society.
Find out more about the project here.
THE BOOK SOCIETYThe Book Society is a bookstore, cultural space and publishing platform in Seoul. Founded by Helen Ku and Lim Kyung Yong in 2010, it plays an important role in local culture, promoting independent art, design and publishing. Participating in many curatorial and editorial projects, The Book Society has published artists’ books as well as various titles with a focus on contemporary art, critical theory and design.
We have partnered with The Book Society to create a specially-curated bookstore, reading area and exhibition space at our Cheongdam store in Seoul.
Image courtesy of EHFind out more about the project here.
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ANN CATHERIN NOVEMBER HØIBOThe work of Norwegian artist Ann Catherin November Høibo ranges from installation-based, site-specific pieces to large-scale abstract canvases. Named after the concept of shared property ownership, Timeshare (2013) explores ideas of materiality, form and composition. www.drei.cologne
LAURENT KRONENTALSouvenir d'un Futur by photographer Laurent Kronental documents the lives of senior citizens living in the “Grands Ensembles” (large housing projects) in Paris. Highlighting the futuristic design and vast scale of complexes built in the 1970s and 1980s, the series presents modernist architecture and its residents in a striking new context. www.laurentkronental.com
BJARKE INGELSDesigned by architects Bjarke Ingels (BIG), La Maison des Fondateurs will house a new museum for Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet. Functional yet sculptural, the overlapping spiral structure lets in natural light and frames the panoramic views of the valley whilst blending seamlessly into the landscape. www.big.dk
JEROEN VAN DE GRUITERLine (2016), by Dutch designer Jeroen van de Gruiter is inspired by the idea of a pulse, a short moment of movement in an otherwise linear shape. Made from polished brass, Line is part of Jeroen’s ongoing research into the tactile aspects of everyday products. www.jeroenvandegruiter.nl
ELLORYOpened in 2015 by Chef Matthew Young and Sommelier Jack Lewens, London restaurant Ellory serves up simple, seasonal cooking in pared-back surrounds. www.ellorylondon.com
NICOLE PATELInspired by minimal architecture and Zen Buddhism, Graph Series by New York-based artist Nicole Patel uses sustainable, untreated materials to investigate the humble nature of the graphic line. www.nicole-patel.com
CONSERVATORY ARCHIVESLondon-based store Conservatory Archives is home to a vast collection of house plants alongside an ever-changing selection of antique and mid-century furniture. Co-founded by horticulturist Jin Ahn and Giacomo Plazzotta, the diverse range of rare plants and homeware is hand-sourced from across Europe.
If you’re in London this week, you can view a specially-commissioned window installation by Conservatory Archives at our High Street Kensington store. www.conservatoryarchives.co.uk
MICHAEL SAILSTORFERPart of a series of underwater sculptures, U22 by Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer explores the relationship between objects, space and the viewer. www.sailstorfer.de
LINDA HOFVANDERPhotography and sculpture series Variables by Swedish artist Linda Hofvander investigates nuanced ideas on composition, chance and objectivity. www.lindahofvander.com
JOANNE BOWLESA recent graduate from London’s Royal College of Art, Joanne Bowles is a metalwork artist inspired by archaeology and the relationship between object and landscape. Her latest series The Buried Object investigates the life cycle of silver and copper artefacts in a subterranean environment, exploring how build-up and break-down of material transforms them over time. www.joannebowles.co.uk
SOU FUJIMOTOA literal realisation of high-density housing, the Tokyo Apartment block from Japanese
architect Sou Fujimoto consists of four homes stacked on top of one another.
Each different in size, the disconnected roofs form wedges of space that fill the homes with natural light.
Discover our collaboration with Sou Fujimoto for Salone del Mobile 2016 at cosstores.com/cosxsoufujimoto
NIEVESBased in Zurich, Nieves was founded by Swiss illustrator and graphic designer Benjamin Sommerhalder. The independent publishing house supports artists from across the world by producing unique, limited edition books and zines. www.nieves.ch
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COVER BOOKSFounded by Katie Barringer in 2015, Cover Books is located in Atlanta’s Westside neighbourhood. The light-filled store is home to a diverse collection of titles on art, design, food and travel, alongside local artist zines and international periodicals.
Discover a specially curated selection from Cover Books in the reading area of our newly-opened Atlanta store:
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
3035 Peachtree Road NE www.cover-books.com
JUSTIN ADIANCurrently showing at the Almine Rech Gallery in Paris, Waltz by American artist Justin Adian presents a playful collection of objects inspired by musical notes. The cushioned shapes use the blank walls of the gallery space to create interesting compositions and harmonies. www.alminerech.com
MATTEO FOGALE AND LAETITIA DE ALLEGRICreated by London-based designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri, the‘-ISH’ collection is a range of playful furniture and tableware made entirely from recycled denim, cotton and paper. Subverting expectations, the pieces showcase the stone-like properties of innovative new composite materials. www.deallegrifogale.com
JAROMÍR NOVOTNÝ AND MICHAL BUDNYNamed after a magical flower from Slavic and Baltic mythology that is said to bloom for one night only before the summer solstice, Kapradinový kvet (Fern Flower) is a 2015 installation by artists Jaromír Novotný and Michal Budny at PLATO gallery in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Featuring a series of concrete pillars wrapped in hand-painted paper, the installation examines concepts of illusion, perception and the temporary nature of art.
LADDIE JOHN DILLUntitled (1971) is an installation by American artist Laddie John Dill, a key figure of the Light and Space art movement. Filling a gallery space with mounds of sand, precisely arranged glass panels and a soft fluorescent glow, the work explores the complex interactions between light, materials and form.
PAUL DE RUITER ARCHITECTSLocated in Noord-Beveland, the Netherlands, Villa Kogelhof is a split-level private home designed by Amsterdam-based practice Paul de Ruiter. With an insulated glass façade, the villa is entirely self-sufficient: it generates its own energy, heats its own water and even recycles household waste.
MELT AND RECREATEAn attempt to visualise the life cycle of objects, Melt and Recreate is a project by duo Siri Bahlenberg and Sofia Bergfeldt. Exploring the idea of constant transformation, a lamp made of ice slowly melts into a mould that refreezes to create a new model.
NØMADA coffee laboratory based in Barcelona, Nømad was established by the award-winning barista Jordi Mestre. Beginning life on a small street market, the store now experiments with new blends and hosts regular tastings and events.
Images courtesy of Plateselector
ALICJA KWADEThe work of Polish artist Alicja Kwade explores philosophy, science and the space in between things. By bringing together groups of objects, her sculptures transform everyday items in unexpected ways.
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DAVID BURDENYFrom the series Salt by David Burdeny, these aerial photographs capture vast expanses of land across Western Australia and Utah, USA. The images bring into focus artificial and natural details, compelling the viewer to assess their relationship with the landscape.
GERHARD RICHTERGerhard Richter: Colour Charts showcases a selection of early work from the influential German artist’s 19 Colour Charts series. The exhibition at London’s Dominique Lévy gallery runs until 16th January 2016.
MODERNIST ESTATESModernist Estates by Stefi Orazi presents a historical, political and social overview of Britain’s modernist housing estates and their residents. Including London’s Barbican, Isokon and Balfron Tower, the book features 21 profiles in an honest depiction of people’s homes and how they inhabit them.
WARD BENNETT: MAKING SENSEA collaboration between multidisciplinary design studio Various Projects, The Herman Miller Collection and Geiger, Making Sense showcased the work of American designer, artist and sculptor Ward Bennett. Displaying the vast range of Ward’s work, the installation featured custom-made furniture, books and objects.
WELL WELL DESIGNERSMade from intricately cut and folded paper, Études is the work of Paris-based design studio Well Well Designers. Co-founded by Héloïse Piraud and Antoine Bécognée, the studio specialises in handmade paper creations and pop-up lighting installations.
KIRSTIE VAN NOORTCeramicist Kirstie van Noort Using uses minerals from the natural environment to create unique tones and colour blends. The colour palette of her 2014 collection Ceramic Paint / Collection Rumst was developed from a clay river in Rumst, Belgium.
MICHAEL RIEDELUntitled (color) from the series PowerPoint Paintings by Frankfurt-based artist Michael Riedel. Capturing the transition between presentation slides of his existing work, he playfully explores ideas of repetition and originality.
Credit: Untitled (color), 2013. Silkscreen on linen
47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches (120 x 120 cm)
Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London
NOÉMIE GOUDALSouthern Light Stations by French artist Noémie Goudal investigates human's fascination with the sky. Featuring new and unseen work, the exhibition at London’s Photographer’s Gallery runs until
January 10th 2016. www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk www.noemiegoudal.com
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KAAN ALPAGUTKolaj 7, by Cypriot designer Kaan Alpagut, is taken from a series of digital collages inspired by the Bauhaus artists' experiments in colour. The work is printed on timber and references the architectural shapes and textures found in urban environments. www.kaanalpagut.com
AMANDA BOEFrom the series This Bird Has Flown by American photographer Amanda Boe, whose work weaves together atmospheric scenes from across the United States in quiet study of the ordinary and the unusual. www.amandaboe.com
SOL LE WITTPart of a vast study on the drawn line, American artist Sol Le Witt’s 1972 work Wall Drawing #122 was an attempt to apply logic to the artistic process. Set across three walls, the blue crayon arcs and black pencil grid lines create numerous combinations, allowing for continual discovery. Photography by Cathy Carver © 2015 Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York www.paulacoopergallery.com
OLAF OTTO BECKERAbove Zero by German photographer Olaf Otto Becker surveys the icy glacial crevasses of Greenland. The images capture uninhabited landscape flecked with crusted soot and dust deposits, exemplifying the
wide-reaching impact of human actions. www.olafottobecker.de
PHILIPPE MALOUINPhilippe Malouin’s circular vessels explore materials and shapes inspired by architectural techniques. Made from layered MDF, the sharp geometric shapes are partly cut to reveal a contrasting, smooth underside. www.philippemalouin.com
JEONGHWA SEOCreated by South Korean designers Jeonghwa Seo and Hanna Chung, Ripple effectis a tea table that recognises the slightest of movements. Inspired by eastern tea culture and philosophy, the rippling surface demonstrates how small changes can affect the whole. www.jeonghwaseo.com
ACT ROMEGIALLIHoused in a former workshop in Venice, San Giobbe +160 is a temporary living space designed by Italian studio Act Romegialli. The interior features a raised concrete floor and is neatly organised by furniture, containers and sliding panels of glass and white wood. www.actromegialli.it
STUDIO NOMADDesigned by David Tarcali, the founder of Budapest’s Studio Nomad, 3LEGS is a set of three tables, each made from a single sheet of folded steel. Inspired by geometric patterns and architectural shapes, the tables playfully merge functionality and abstraction. www.studio-nomad.com
MATTHIAS HEIDERICHPhotographer Matthias Heiderich draws upon a rich history of German architectural photography in his book Spektrum Berlin. The images explore colour and form in unexpected ways, inviting the reader to reconsider their view of Berlin. www.matthias-heiderich.de