Vincenzo De Cotiis

Vincenzo De Cotiis
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Vincenzo De Cotiis was born in 1958 in Gonzaga, Italy and studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano before founding his studio and architecture practice in 1997.

De Cotiis finds inspiration in classical art movements, from the Italian Baroque to the French Impressionists and their transition en plein air. Interpreting these movements using a contemporary lens, De Cotiis approaches his work as a painter would, considering the light, colour and materials. He masterfully weaves together salvaged and reclaimed materials – the signs of their age left intact – with precious materials such as Indian jasper. The original form of the materials is often difficult to identify, but their histories are always visible.

He aims for perfect imperfection, achieved through the deconstruction, re-construction, and re-appropriation of salvaged materials such as fiberglass, stone and wood. De Cotiis believes that art and functionality are fundamentally linked, and as such his pieces transcend the boundary that divides the two disciples. Pieces such as the DC1727 Wall Cabinet defy easy categorisation and exist simply as beautiful objects. Fashioned from Murano glass, silver cast brass, and silver-plated brass, the piece appears as a pool of light, fluid and luminous.

De Cotiis designs and produces one off and limited-edition pieces for architectural and interior projects, private homes, hotels and restaurants across the globe. Highly collectable, the work is sold through his gallery in Milan and exhibited at leading global design fairs, including Design Miami/Basel, PAD London, Dubai Design Week, TEFAF and the Art Paris.

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  • ‘Baroquisme’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York, USA.
  • ‘Summer Show’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York, USA.
  • ‘Cabinet Makers’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • ‘Baroquisme’, De Cotiis Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • ‘Archeo Black’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York, USA.
  • West Coast Pop Up, Carpenters Workshop Gallery with 836M Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
  • Design Miami/, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami Beach, USA.
  • TEFAF New York Spring, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York, USA.
  • Zona Maco, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Mexico City.
  • FOG Design + Art, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
  • ‘Pop nouveau’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • Design Miami/, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami Beach, USA.
  • Design Miami Basel, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Design Miami, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami Beach, USA.
  • Design Miami, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
  • Wallpaper Handmade with Leclettico, Milan, Italy.
  • Design Miami/Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
  • ‘Historical Prototypes’, Architect Vincenzo De Cotiis and and Erastudio Apartment Design Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • ‘Prototypes –Site Specific’, Fuorisalone del Mobile, Architect Vincenzo De Cotiis and
    Erastudio Apartment-Design Gallery, Milan, Italy.
  • Zona Maco México Arte Contemporáneo – Design Section, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • ‘Mnemòsyne (a philosophy of matter)’, Fuorisalone del Mobile, Milan, Italy.
  • Aesop, Milan, Italy.
  • Krizia boutique, Milan, Italy.
  • T’a? bistro, Milan, Italy.
  • Residences, Shenzhen, China / The Straf Hotel, Milan, Italy.
  • Wallpaper design awards 2016: Best lair, Fold sofa by Vincenzo de Cotiis
  • Wallpaper, Best Grid, ‘DC1406’ lamp
  • Nomination from ‘ADI Design Index 2008’
  • Architectural Digest, ‘Réinventer le salon’, Sarah de Beaumont, February-March.
  • Architectural Digest, ‘Art déco revival’, Cédric Saint André Perrin, December 2017-January 2018.
  • Casa Vogue, ‘Beleza Torta’, Annalisa Rosso, November.
  • Vogue Living Australia, The Hot 100 List Kitchens & Bathrooms, ‘Tuscan Treasure’, October.
  • Architectural Digest Collector, The Best of Design 2017, Cedric Saint André Perrin, September.
  • TMagazine Spain, ‘Qué serà, serà’, Nancy Hass, April.
  • Elle Decor Italia, ‘Limited Edition’, Rosaria Zucconi, October.
  • Architectural Digest, ‘Messingpracht und Kühlerhauben, Gesine Borcherdt, September.
  • Stanze, ‘Altre Filosofie dell’Abitare’.
  • Ideat, ‘En Attendant l’Expo’, Nathalie Nort, May-June.
  • Architectural Digest, ‘Entfesselte Grandezza’, Karin Jaeger, April.
  • Grazia Casa, ‘Pubblico Privato’, Carolina Trabattoni, March.
  • Living, ‘Vincenzo de Cotiis’.
  • Elle Decoration, ‘Pasé Recomposé’, February-March.
  • Wallpaper, ‘Best Grid’, February.
  • TL mag, ‘Formes Hivernals: Winter Forms’, December.
  • The Telegraph, ‘Design Miami 2014 Review’, Henrietta Thompson, December.
  • T magazine, ‘Highlights of This Week’s Design Miami Show’, Dan Rubenstein, December.
  • Wallpaper, ‘Design Miami preview: the top 15 exhibitions and satellite events’, Rosa Bertoli,
  • Arcitectural Digest, ‘Le Meilleur de Design Miami 2014’, December.
  • T magazine, ‘Industrial Elegance’, Stephen Heyman, November.
  • RUM, ‘Melleum Kunst Og Design Vincenzo de Cotiis’, Maja Hahne Regild, September.
  • Architectural Digest, ‘Les 100 créateures qui comptent et les tendencies du moment’,
  • Elle Decor, ‘In Grande Stile’, Ruben Modigliani, September.
  • H.O.M.E., ‘Takiler Traumköreper’, Sandra Piske, July-August.
  • Wallpaper, ‘The W* House: Bedroom’, Rosa Bertoli, July.
  • Elle Décor, ‘Inspiration’, May.
  • Wallpaper, ‘Vision View: Milan’s Breath of fresh air’, May.
  • Corriere Della Sera, ‘Láuto del Futuro? Ita bisogno anche di un tauolo-Scultura’, Silvia Nani,
  • ICON, ‘Q&A / Vincenzo De Cotiis’, Andrea Tenerani, April.
  • Architectural Digest, ‘Home sweet home à l’italienne’, Oscar Duboÿ, April-May.
  • Madame Figaro, ‘Vincenzo de Cotiis L’émotion design’, Marie-Catherine de la Roche, March.
  • RUM, ‘Milano eksklusiv’, Karin Grabæk.
  • Elle Décor, ‘Décor Power’, October.
  • Architectural Digest, ‘Passez au salon’, September-October.
  • Architectural Digest (Collective Special Issue no.9), September.
  • Wallpaper, ‘Architects of fashion’, Nick Vinson, September.
  • Elle Décor, ‘Codice de Cotiis’, Rosaria Zucconi, April.

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