POP NOUVEAU | AN EXCLUSIVE SOLO SHOW
Carpenters Workshop Gallery | London is pleased to announce that renowned Italian architect and designer Vincenzo de Cotiis will be showcasing a selection of his works for the first time at the Mayfair gallery. The new inspiring furniture pieces will be presented as a solo exhibition called ‘POP NOUVEAU’.
By using an innovative appropriation of salvaged and reclaimed materials, Vincenzo De Cotiis’s designs are at the same time lavish and sparse, rich and raw, with primacy of material and texture over form and function.
The gallery will be exhibiting pieces that include a large silver-plated brass wall cabinet, a contorted neon-light chandelier in tubular brass, as well as two new wall lamps, a floor lamp, two side tables and a new dining table.
The boundary between free interpretation and a select historical memory generates idyllic forms in this exhibition.
Inspired by the artistic movements of the beginning of the 20th century, a Romantic spirit confronts an innovative Realism in Vincenzo De Cotiis’s latest designs. His influences arise not as style restrictions but as regenerative creations.
REBELLION & LIBERATION
Two themes circulate amongst the exhibition: Pop – as a rebellion against stereotypes and Nouveau – the liberation from mechanised forms.
Vincenzo De Cotiis creates transformative and organic pieces that surpass both time and beauty with coffee tables that resemble neo-romantic pools of water, contorted metal light fixtures shaped like twisted branches and table bases rooted like stumps of trees.
The artist references and reinterprets art with just as much emphasis on the design process as the end product.
As a result Vincenzo De Cotiis creates unique, contemporary and highly aesthetic pieces that simultaneously work as pieces of furniture as well as sculptural art.
Vincenzo De Cotiis, architect and artist was born in 1958 in Gonzaga, Italy. He studied architecture at the Milan Politecnico and founded his studio and gallery in 1997.
The beauty of the patina generated by time is the leitmotiv that is reflected both in his architectural and luxury interior designs throughout the world. A research that is based on a contemporary appropriation of recycled materials, often marked by time and wear, and reinterpreted through the integration of new and precious materials. The creative process is the outcome of a constant intellectual and artistic layering, fueled by a precise artisan lymph.
An aesthetic infused with "perfect imperfection" is obtained by initial decomposition followed by recomposition, passing through the use of new materials and their expressive potential, thus generating works that recall nature in the abstract.
Vincenzo De Cotiis is considered one of the protagonists of the international contemporary design scene. His works, highly collectible unique pieces, are exhibited at his gallery in Milan, and at leading international design fairs, such as Design Miami / Basel, PAD London, Design Dubai, TEFAF and Art Paris.