April 6, 2016
For something so minimalist, we’ve got major, major love for this collaboration — kind of the best marriage of two Scandinavian brands, fashion label COS and lifestyle gurus HAY, who share the same playful approach to minimal, functional design, have collaborated for an astounding lifestyle collaboration. I mean, come on, just look at how they’ve managed to style things as ordinary as hangers and candle holders.
It’s not the first time they’re working together — COS has been using HAY’s lifestyle products to create nice, cosy spot within their stores, including their gorgeous rails that are used to display key pieces from their seasonal collections. This time though, they’ve carefully curated a collection of objects, accessories and furniture that revolve around the categories of “live”, “work” and “dine.
The colour palette’s all pastel, but not at all cloying, as they’ve chosen fresh shades of green, blue and pink that complement each other nicely. Just as well, these are placed alongside tactile light wood and cork finishes, humble materials that are elevated thanks for the elegant styling. Even plain boxes look good! Yep, we’re definitely eyeing the catch-all tins and hexagonal trays.
Seriously, we can’t think of a better pairing. The only downside is that, well, it kinda is really exclusive — the collection is only available in a handful of stores in Europe, while an edited collection is available online. Though, if they look this good, you’d do anything, and trouble anybody, just to get your hands on the pieces.
COS x HAY Spring 2016 collection, available in COS London High Street Kensington, Vienna Neubaugasse and Gothenburg, with an edited collection available online at cosstores.com across Europe.