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We work across disciplines and industries on a variety of projects from industrial products, to bespoke commissions, interiors and installations. Our design process combines deep understanding of materials and making techniques as well as patterns, textures and colours. We design to challenge perception, functionality and materials, create products, spaces and installations to interact with and we always work with sustainability in mind.
Our work celebrates the combination of industrial process and fine craftsmanship, finding inspiration in nature as well as day-to-day environments and has been recognised with awards and by the international media.
Laetitia grew up in Switzerland and graduated in Industrial design from ECAL 'Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne'. Matteo was born in Uruguay and moved to Italy where he graduated in Industrial design at IUAV Facolta' di Design e Arti in Venice.
They met in London, where they were both working as designers for internationally acclaimed studios.
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COS Fashion Week Windows.
London-based industrial designers Laetitia de Allegri & Matteo Fogale have worked with COS to design their windows to celebrate fashion week. Being showcased in London, New York, Paris and Milan, the windows will be on display for two weeks and have been created using the sustainable recycled textile materials and metal, juxtaposed with COS product.
The installations display key denim and recycled elements from the COS SS16 collections suspended from Laetitia & Matteo’s curved metal structures. The windows illustrate how both COS and the design worlds interpret materials differently through their own unique disciplines; both creating clean, modern and timeless results.
Laetitia and Matteo’s work was part of the inspiration behind the COS SS16 collections, through a reworked take on classic renowned design. The windows acknowledge how denim, a classic and iconic material has been recreated into new functions, especially encouraging the use of recycled and sustainable materials.
Laetitia de Allegri & Matteo Fogale met in London where after working independently for various design studios joined forces to found their own studio and workshop. They are led by a design approach that considers honest, premium and unconventional materials as well as functionality and longevity of the products. Laetitia and Matteo’s work celebrates the combination of industrial process and fine craftsmanship, finding inspiration in nature as well as day-to-day environments. This is aligned with COS’ ethos and brand identity, making it a very organic yet obvious pairing.
Denimite/ Marblus is created through compressing recycled and repurposed denim/ cotton fibres into its final lightweight, yet durable stone-like new form.
COS will launch each window on the following dates in the following COS stores: 08.02.2016: COS, 129 Spring Street, New York, United States
17.02.2016: COS, 222 Regent Street, London, United Kingdom
22.02.2016: COS, 5 Corso Vercelli, Milan, Italy
29.02.2016: COS, 3 Rue de Grenelle, Paris, France