Conifera
Arthur Mamou-Mani & COS
Milan, Italia
Arthur Mamou-Mani collaborated with COS for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April, designing this installation built with 3D printed bio-plastic in the courtyard of Palazzo Isimbardi in Milan.

The fashion house COS, headquartered in London, built its eighth consecutive installation at Milan’s annual Salone del Mobile, this time in collaboration with the London-based French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani.

Conifera is a large-scale digitally designed pavilion built with 700 3D-printed ‘bio-blocks’ made of renewable materials. The project centered on using 3D technology without sacrificing sustainablity and the message. The structure connects the palazzo’s central inner courtyard to the garden, creating a transition symbolized in a change of materials, with a mix of wood and bioplastic transforming into soft, translucent, pure bioplastic towards the other end.

In Arthur Mamou-Mani’s words, “Conifera blends the digital with the physical world while addressing sustainability through the use of compostable bio-plastic, propduced and 3D printed locally. It is a dialogue between technology and craft, between the manmade and the natural and between monumentality and lightness. I hope the visitors will appreciate the futuristic high-tech aspect of the installation but also the fact that is is deeply poetic and human.”

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