Vincenzo De Cotiis
Vincenzo De Cotiis was born in 1958 in Gonzaga, Italy. He studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic and founded his studio in 1997.An innovative appropriation of salvaged and reclaimed materials, complete with signs of age and use, combined with the new, precious or industrial, rough or raw, define De Cotiis’s original style. A perfect imperfection, achieved through deconstruction, reconstruction and re-appropriation of salvaged textile, metal, wood, leather and stone. In his work origins are often abstracted but age and use is always left vaguely visible as De Cotiis finds beauty in the patina of life, seen in his architecture and interiors projects for private homes, hotels, restaurants and retail across the globe as well as his furniture and design work.
Under the Progetto Domestico label, De Cotiis designs and produces one off and limited edition pieces which as in architecture incorporate recycled and reclaimed materials. Highly collectible, the work is sold through his gallery in Milan and exhibited at leading global design fairs including Design Miami/ Basel, PAD London, Design Dubai and Art Paris.