carwan gallery presents déchaînements by vincenzo de cotiis
 
carwan gallery presents déchaînements by vincenzo de cotiis
dec 22, 2014

carwan gallery presents déchaînements by vincenzo de cotiis

carwan gallery presents déchaînements by vincenzo de cotiis
all images courtesy of carwan gallery

 

 

 

carwan gallery is proud to present newly commissioned work from vincenzo de cotiis at design miami 2014. ‘déchaînements’ is a collection of limited edition tables, rugs, and glass lighting influenced by a trip to beirut, lebanon. the designer explores the perceptions of different layers of the urban space and diverse architecture translated in contemporary objects. the collection has been created in collaboration with venini for the handmade murano glass lightings and iwan maktabi for the oxydized rug.

 

from march 16th through 20th, 2015 ‘déchaînements’ has been presented by for carwan gallery at design days dubai 2015.

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the chandelier above an illuminated box

 

 

 

the original letter of de cotiis illustrates the concept of the set and how the city deeply affected him: ‘I see the lines of the architecture blurred in the traces of a lost urbanism. life is happening at night, the ‘reconstruction’ is more evident in the dark. the awakening is overwhelming, between uneasiness and amazement, an organic flow of a culture that wants to revive. the construction or rather continued reconstruction of the city isn’t expressed by any clear set of rules. it’s an architectural landscape that’s layered in different aesthetics and time periods that are vague and worn by time.’

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coffee table of silver plated brass, vintage fiber glass, and wood

 

 

 

all of this fascinated the italian architect. the conflicting forms translated into objects alongside a decomposition of elements has made its way into the series. each piece plays off of light with reflective, transparent, and opaque surfaces composed from unique materials. thus, they are all ‘interpretations of reassembled and deconstructed architectures. references methodically confused and clear opposites yet coming together like the contrasts of a city that is rooted in a devotion to construct a vision of contemporary culture.’ 

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screen silver plated brass, vintage fiber glass, and polished brass

vincenzo de cotiis dechainements venini carwan gallery design miami designboom
table of silver plated brass and vintage fiber glass

vincenzo de cotiis dechainements venini carwan gallery design miami designboom
console of marble and silver plated brass

vincenzo de cotiis dechainements venini carwan gallery design miami designboom
mirror of polished brass and vintage fiber glass

vincenzo de cotiis dechainements venini carwan gallery design miami designboom
rug in silk and oxidized wool

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the gradient of the chandelier shifts from solid to clear

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

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