vincenzo de cotiis' first solo exhibition at carpenters workshop gallery
 
vincenzo de cotiis' first solo exhibition at carpenters workshop gallery
nov 08, 2016

vincenzo de cotiis' first solo exhibition at carpenters workshop gallery

 

 

vincenzo de cotiis
pop nouveau
3 october – 16 december 2016
carpenters workshop gallery
london

 

 

 

renowned italian architect and designer vincenzo de cotiis is showcasing a selection of his works for the first time at carpenters workshop gallery in london. called ‘pop nouveau’, the solo exhibition is comprised of new furniture pieces taken from his ‘progetto domestico’ collection. with over 30 years of experience in design, de cotiis aesthetic is both lavish and spare, rich and raw with primacy of material over form.

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(above and main) ‘DC 1601A’ coffe table, 2016
marble, cast brass
h27 l160 w140 cm / h10.6 l63 w55.1 in
limited edition of 7
all images courtesy of carpenters workshop gallery

 

 

vincenzo de cotiis shows at carpenters workshop gallery 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 dining table. referencing the artistic movement of the beginning of the 20th century, a romantic spirit confronts an innovative realism in all the pieces. they all result from an influence that arises not as style restrictions bus as regenerative creations.

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‘DC 1601D’ side table, 2016
marble, cast brass, blackwood
limited edition of 7

 

 

two themes circulate amongst the exhibition: pop — as rebellion against stereotypes and nouveau — the liberation from mechanized forms. vincenzo de cotiis applies it by creating transformative and organic pieces that surpass both time and beauty. the coffee tables, for example, resemble neo-romantic pools of water; the contorted metal light fixtures have been shaped like branches and the bases of the tables are rooted like stumps of trees. 

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‘DC 1601D’ coffee table
h40.5 l83 w65 cm / h15.9 l32.7, w25.6 in

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‘DC 1601B’ 2016, marble and cast brass
limited edition of 7

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‘DC 1601B’
h31 l157 w87 cm / h12.2 l61.8 w34.3 in

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‘DC 1611’ cabinet, 2016
silver plated brass, polished brass, glass

vincenzo de cotiis carpenters workshop gallery pop nouveau london designboom
h190 l115 w33 cm / h74.8 l45.3 w13 in

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‘DC 1611’ reveals its golden interior when open

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‘DC 1606’ chandelier
2016
tubular brass, neon light
h150 l100 w100 cm / h59 l39.4 w39.4 in
limited edition of 12

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‘DC 1606’ chandelier detail

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‘DC 1608A’ wall lamp
2016
polished brass, neon light
h90 l47 w32 cm / h35.4 l18.5 w12.6 in

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‘DC 1608A’ detail

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‘DC 1609’ wall lamp
2016
polished brass, curved glass, neon light
h72 l54 w35 cm / h28.3 l21.5 w13.8 in

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‘DC 1610a’ table lamp
2016
polished brass, neon light
h80 l70 w70 cm / h31.5 l27.5 w27.5 in

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