The furniture and interiors of Milanese designer Vincenzo De Cotiis reflect the legacy of Italian minimalism behind his elegant appropriation of salvaged materials.
“De Cotiis feels free, even compelled, to explore the ambient tension between crumbling antiquity and futuristic minimalism.”—T Magazine
The first book on the work of Milanese architect and artist Vincenzo De Cotiis is a celebration of refined aesthetics. Incorporating salvaged materials into his tables, chairs, lighting fixtures, cabinets, and screens, De Cotiis’s world appears ageless and graceful. The Milanese designer developed a reputation for stripping domestic spaces and hotel projects back to their Art Nouveau, Napoleonic, or even ancient frames, letting the natural wear of a building’s interior breathe history through inhabited space.
As a designer, he is preoccupied with the weathering effect of time. His objects marry patinated and uneven finishes in compositions that incorporate traditional Italian craftsmanship and materials including Murano glass. Both his renowned interior architecture and his furniture works reflect the influence of the artist’s forefathers, Gio Ponti and Carlo Scarpa.
The first book on Vincenzo de Cotiis: While extremely well regarded, the interior architect and designer has heretofore eschewed self-promotion and controlled his press. This book will be a must-have for his collectors and supporters.
High Profile Projects: Milan: Straf; Aesop store, Brera; Excelsior Milano; Krizia flagship store; T’a Milano; Antonia store, Brera Paris: Caffé Burlot for Thierry Costes; Aesop store; Hotel Saint-Marc Shenzhen, China: private apartment
High profile coverage to date includes cover story in T Magazine, multiple stories in Wallpaper, T Magazine and Architectural Digest
Gallery support: Carpenters Workshop Gallery will organize launches in New York and Milan to celebrate the publication
Publicity: Shelter press such as Arch Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Vernada, etc.
Architecture press to include Architect’s Newspaper, New Urban News, Dwell, Architectural Record, etc.
Regional press to include C Magazine, Angeleno, NY Magazine (Design Hunting) Sunset Magazine, etc.
Newspaper’s home sections will include NY Times, WSJ, LA Times, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, SF Chronicle, NY Post, etc.
Design/style sites such as 1stdibs.com, Rue, Lonny, Matchbook, peak of chic, stylesaloniste.com, etc. Architecture sites such as Archinect.com, archidose.com, Archnewsnow.com, dexigner.com, Architects & Artisans, etc.