Learning from the flexibility of COTTO’s 'Patchwork' collection design by Pierro Lissoni, we developed CHIM CHIM scent diffuser.

The two elements which compose this apparently solid object, work as a box for the scent bottle, making it accessible at any time. Simultaneously, the user is invited to mix and match the 6 different materials available, having the possibility of creating 36 different combinations.

The same principle of using dried flowers as a scent support known as ‘pout pourri’, was translated into solid natural surfaces like marble, red clay, Hinoki wood, porcelain, brass and aluminum.

These pieces were produced both in JAPAN and PORTUGAL. We were interested in exploring the way different materials and production methods affected the final design.

By leaving the surface where the liquid is poured untreated, we aim to promote the absorption of the scent into the matter, complementing the fragrance with the material’s natural aroma.

The perfume diffusion in the bathroom space is naturally generated by the temperature and humidity increase every time we take a shower.

Designed for ‘Cotto Another Perspective 4’ exhibition presented in Milan at Ventura Lambrate Special thanks to Show me design & art Gallery
2016 // In collaboration with Ryosuke Fukusada.
Photos by Ariyoshi Matsuo


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