Vincenzo De Cotiis combines the architect’s sense of space with a sensitivity towards tactile surfaces. He forges pure forms – either design objects or spaces – by following an organic process that allows the final product to retain the traces of the process. Touch is as important as sight and generates structures and solutions. Crystalline and pure lines are charged with a new energy in the counterpoint of textures and parts. Materials – precious, raw, sometimes wild and always with an intense and evocative power – characterize every single project. Style results from the raw precision of finishes, the unexpected associations of parts’ colours and a choice of faded elements that embody the signs and scratches of time. De Cotiis’ aesthetics is all about perfect imperfection.
He has a predilection for pure and highly evocative shapes. He makes raw material become poetry. He makes “raw” become his elegant stylistic flair. Tactility, structural use of colour, traces of manufacture on the final product, unusual mix of materials.