Senate House is one of London’s most iconic Art Deco buildings. Built in 1937 and designed by architect Charles Holden, it is part of the University of London, houses a vast library and provides the backdrop for our Autumn Winter 2014 campaign.
Photography by Paul Burnett
From the series Go to town by Australian photographer Lisa Sorgini.
Prolific German designer Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles for Good Design begin with ‘Good design is innovative’, exemplified by his 1959 radio/phono combination for Braun.
The book bindery of Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie as documented by art duo and Rietveld alumni, Otto Kaan.
D. DINIS SECONDARY SCHOOL
D. Dinis secondary school in Lisbon was modernised in 2008 by Bak Gordon Architects. It will be one of many iconic buildings open to visitors in October as part of Lisbon Open House, an annual celebration of architecture organised by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.
Swiss Design Awards 2014
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition was established to promote and reward top-quality book design in Switzerland as part of the annual Swiss Design Awards. One of this year’s winners is 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse, a research project initiated by a student at the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne.
The Garden Edit
For his recent window installation at COS Kings Road, London-based gardener and founder of The Garden Edit, John Tebbs, was inspired by the cacti at Southfield, the UK’s largest cactus nursery.
Grupo Metafisico by New York-based designer Pablo Alabau, is a modular seven-piece set that can be arranged as a family of stools, side tables or multipurpose objects.
Pite House and Copper House 2 by Smiljan Radic, Chilean architect and designer of the Serpentine Galleries Pavilion 2014. For the first event in the Serpentine Galleries Park Nights programme, Smiljan wil be in conversation with the Serpentine’s co-directors Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist as part of the London Festival of Architecture.Photography by Christobal Palma
Part of a collaborative project between Erich Ginder Studio and Seattle-based designer John Hogan, this brass floor lamp has a die cut shade made from recycled water bottles.
Untitled by Toronto-based artist Laurie Kang was made by exposing sheets of photographic paper, allowing them to develop naturally in the light.
Lyle’s is a new restaurant in East London founded by chef James Lowe. Specialising in modern British cuisine, it’s minimal interior features polished concrete, reclaimed wood and painted brickwork.
Chen Chen & Kai Williams
Third Eye Vessel and Brick by Chen Chen & Kai Williams, a furniture and product design studio based in New York.
From the series Courts by New York-based photographer Ward Roberts.
Charlie SchuckA still life from the series Object by Seattle-based photographer Charlie Schuck.
Rainbow shades by French designer are the result of a project at the Villa Noailles arts centre in Hyères. Made from reinforced synthetic plaster and produced in limited quantities, the manufacturing process offers an endless possibility of colour combinations, making each lampshade unique.
A still life from the series Object by Seattle-based photographer Charlie Schuck.
From a series on yachts by Chicago-based photojournalist Peter Hoffman.
Working with a combination of everyday items and found industrial materials, New York-based artist Zachary Susskind’s installations Dental and Mother Tongue play with the contradictory use of ordinary objects in modern art.
Image courtesy of The Still House Group.
Present & Correct
Stationery Compositions is an exploration in colour, shape and stationery - an extra-curricular project by London-based stationers, Present & Correct.
Drawer House is an architectural project by Japanese design studio, nendo. Designed in response to the limited housing situation in Tokyo, nendo use space-saving drawers as functional elements that slide from the walls into a central living space.
Studio Lee Sanghyeok
Useful Living is a project by Berlin-based furniture designer Lee Sanghyeok. Made from solid oak and brass, the pieces reflect a range of influences; classic Danish furniture design, construction scaffolding and nomadic living.
Composed of folding chairs in moments of stasis, Highly Liquid is an installation by Magali Reus at Galerie Fons Welter.
Combining painting, collage and gathered objects to evoke an environment at the edge of civilisation, Feels like Sunday is a mixed-media installation by Berlin-based artist Fritz Bornstück. de Ateliers, Amsterdam, 2012.
A series of posters with intricate cut-out patterns created by a simple snap-blade paper cutter. Designed by art director Hideto Yagi for Polish tool manufacturer, Olfa.
Übergang by photographer Josef Schulz is a photo series of disused border checkpoints across Europe.
Elepo by Berlin-based artist Berta Fischer. One of a series of organic-shaped sculptures made from synthetic materials, exploring the relationship between natural and artificial form. Image courtesy of Karin Guenther gallery.
Untitled Forms (Sufficiency) by Toronto-based artist Laurie Kang explores the blurred lines between image and object using photographic materials.
A self-titled monograph on Danish artist Tove Storch, featuring a conversation with curator Thomas Caron. Photography by Anders Sune Berg.
Ulsan 2, photographed in 2010 by artist Thomas Struth, shows an apartment complex in Ulsan, South Korea. A selection of Thomas’ latest work is at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York until 22nd February.
At Zenith, a 1979 study of the sky and clouds by photographer William Eggleston,
captured whilst lying on the ground and pointing his camera at the point directly above, the celestial zenith.
Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
Grid Reference is a series by London-based photographer Sam Irons. Taken during road trips across the UK, Europe and the US, each photograph's title is its precise geographic coordinates.
Iterations by LA-based painter Alex Olson.
Image courtesy of Lisa Cooley Gallery.
THE GARDEN EDIT
The Garden Edit founded by English gardener John Tebbs features a collection of products for, and inspired by, the garden. The Meteor planters pictured are hand-made by American ceramicist Pilar Wiley.
Listening to Architecture is a photo book by Ryo Suzuki that explores the poetry of modernist architecture. Published in Japan by Plancton.
An artistic interpretation of Barbara Kruger's work by Berlin-based creative studio, Haw-lin Services.
Yama-ori Tani-ori by graphic designer Tomoko Yamashita is a study of origami; Yama-ori (mountain fold), Tani-ori (valley fold).
Photography from the series Patchwork by Shinji Otani. Shinji's work features in an exhibition at Tokyo's Gallery 916 from 6th - 28th December.
Ábécés könyv by Cyprus-based graphic designer Anna Kövecses is a children’s book illustrating the 44 letters of the Hungarian alphabet.
Rudi brass pendant light by Canadian designer Lukas Peet for Roll & Hill.
Photography by Jennilee Marigomen.
Visual identity by Anagrama for Nordic House, a premium dry-cleaning service based in San Francisco.
10 stamp by Colönia, a creative studio based in Porto, Portugal. Each celebratory stamp is hand-crafted from Shibuichi, a classic Japanese alloy containing silver, copper and Panga-Panga, a tropical African wood.
NICOLAS SCHUYBROEK ARCHITECTS
JR Loft, an architectural project in Brussels.
Photography by Claessens & Deschamps.
COS AT OPENING CEREMONY
The COS pop-up store at Opening Ceremony is now open.
Available at their store on Howard Street, New York and online for one month, the curated selection of modern womenswear and menswear pieces from our AW13 collection includes crisp cotton shirting, deconstructed tailoring and new knitwear qualities...
Pattern inspiration from the image archive of London-based creative studio Patternity. We asked Patternity to create an installation within our stores, read more about the project
Brice Marden’s Book Of Images, 1970 (Drawing), available from Karma, a bookstore, gallery and publisher in New York.
Celebration of Polish Design
To mark our first year in Poland, we have invited a selection of Polish design studios to exhibit at COS, Mysia 3.
Work by Studio Rygalik, MooMoo Architects and design duo chmara.rosinke, will feature in the
store windows until 12th October.
Tangent Garment Care
Tangent Garment Care make laundry and shoe care products from carefully selected organic ingredients.
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Coming soon… 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ.
Photography by Mads Perch.
The COS AW13 magazine is here! Titled ‘On stage; The world as performance’, we are celebrating its arrival with an accompanying reading list on the theme of performance, chosen by a series of book stores across Europe. Alongside the COS AW13 magazine, the books from the reading list will be part of a special window display at selected stores, inspired by the work of artists Elsa-Louise Manceaux and Bernardo Gaeiras.
The Monument, 2nd Edition. An installation for Swarovski, Innsbruck.
Jesse Howard & OpenStructures
The Waterboiler by Jesse Howard in collaboration with Thomas Lommée of OpenStructures.
Geometric Progression by Marcius Galan at White Cube Bermondsey, London until 29th September 2013.
Photography by Ben Westoby, image courtesy of White Cube.
Soe Cup series made from ceramic, steel and copper wire.
IOTA by New York-based designer Joe Doucet, is a deck of playing cards printed with simplified geometric symbols and minimal lines.
Photography by Kendall Mills.
True Colours Shelves by Amsterdam-based designer Lex Pott, are made from various combinations of metals that have been treated to different stages of oxidization, in search of their true colours.
The Leaven Range by London-based designer Simon Kinneir, is a growing collection of everyday kitchen products, designed to give sensory feedback through touch, temperature, sound or movement.
COS MOBILE POP-UP STORE IN MARSEILLE
To celebrate Marseille being named this year’s European Capital of Culture, we have created a mobile pop-up store that will be placed in the city’s centre for one week. Designed by chmara.rosinke, it is made from pine treated with orange and linseed oil, combining functionality and clean lines to complement the hand-chosen selection of garments on display.
Cos x Serpentine 2013
COS in support of the Serpentine Park Nights 2013 This summer COS are supporting Park Nights, a series of events, screenings and talks that take place at the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. We commissioned film-maker James Aiken to explore the Pavilion space, and asked the architect Sou Fujimoto to tell the story of the project.