London-based fashion brand COS has announced that the French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani will create a 3D printed bipplastic pavilion for its eight consecutive display during Milan Design Week 2019.
The installation will be housed in the 16th-century courtyard of Milan's Palazzo Isimbardi and its surrounding garden. The pavilion will be built using 3D printed bio-plastic modules, generated through an open-source software that uses parametric design. Each module will use an algorithmic process that ensures structural suitability and optimizes the amount of material used.
"We are inspired by the way Mamou-Mani’s work opens up new opportunities in design," says COS creative director Karin Gustafsson. "The considered use of renewable materials and technology develop a new language which is futuristic, yet reminiscent of traditional craftmanship. Innovation inspires our work and world view and we are excited to share this pioneering project in Milan."
"Our work delves into the architect as maker and the holistic nature of design processes," added Mamou-Mani. "I hope that the combination of distributed large-scale 3D printing with bio-materials and open-source parametric tool will offer an insight into the future and showcase how this digital craft can have a positive impact on the world."
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The installation will be open from 9-14 April 2019 at Palazzo Isimbardi in Corso Monforte 35 in Milan.