It is in the vast space of the Carpenters Workshop Gallery (4th arrondissement) that the Italian architect-designer Vincenzo De Cotiis is exhibiting for the first time in France. On the occasion of this monographic exhibition, he presents exceptional pieces, both raw and sensual, which bear witness to the evolution of his practice from design to art. Zoom on an original collection with marked materiality and contemporary forms.

Internationally renowned architect and designer, Vincenzo De Cotiis - to whom we owe the decoration of the Hotel Straf in Milan - signs contemporary interiors and sculptural pieces. The "Eternal" exhibition, to be visited until the 21 December at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, presents its latest creations, raw and virtuoso furniture, in an interior completely redesigned by the sexagenarian. The result is an immersive collage that transports us to the very poetic world of Vincenzo De Cotiis.

In his brand new collection of iridescent objects presented in Paris, the Milanese designer likes to multiply materials and references. Inspired by both Japan and the wild, Vincenzo De Cotiis creates composite objects - benches, chairs, lamps, tables, stools - combining metal, rock and blown Murano glass. The result is sculptural works combining raw materials with contemporary lines. While lunar suspensions revisit traditional Japanese lanterns, the polished platters of aluminum and brass tables resemble the shimmering waters of the seas.

After the exhibitions "Outdoor" in London in 2018, "Neo Baroque Design" in Mexico in 2019, or "Dysfunctional" at the 58th Venice Biennale, "Eternal" opens a new chapter in the career of the architect- designate.

A confusing collection that alters our perception.

To learn more, visit the website of Vincenzo De Cotiis and the Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Photographs: Carpenters Workshop Gallery

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