Vincenzo De Cotiis was born in 1958 in Gonzaga, Italy.
He studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and founded his studio in Milan where he lives and works.
Research, abstraction and nature guide both his interior architecture interventions, art and collectible design pieces.
De Cotiis creates sculptural spaces that evoke physical and intellectual experiences, on the cusp of art and architecture with no boundaries.
Safeguard and attention to the existing, together with the fertile dialogue between old and new are among the cornerstones of his work; history breaks free into the spaces where the then line between past and future blends.
Considered a pioneer of the international collectible design scene, De Cotiis creates unique and limited edition projects. His interests in the passage of time and historical memory inflect pieces that combine luxurious materials with unexpected textured details.
His commitment to Italian craftsmanship has been compared to that of Carlo Scarpa and Gio Ponti.
Selected works are available through the artist’s gallery in Milan, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, and at leading global design fairs including Art Basel, Art Paris, Design Miami, Design Miami / Basel, Dubai Design Week, FOG, Frieze, PAD London, PAD Paris, TEFAF, The Armory Show and Zona Maco.
In 2019 Vincenzo De Cotiis’s work was presented at the Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City and at the Ca’d’Oro on the occasion of the Venice Biennale.