News Details
 
       
  Vincenzo De Cotiis gives a spectacular sketch to Tuscany holiday residence  
 
Vincenzo De Cotiis is one of the best Italian designers and architects of the modern era, he is especially extraordinary because he utilizes recycled, reclaimed, reconstructed and re-worked elements in all of his craft. His method is crude and natural, modern and brutalist, all at the same time. A prime representation of this is the private luxury holiday residence, Vincenzo De Cotiis designed out of a memorable boathouse in Forte dei Marmi in the province of Lucca in northern Tuscany. This is an ancient fishing port and marble-warehouse city where actors and Europe’s social elite have now stayed and holidayed for decades.



Regarding the past of the region, and of the stone house itself, Vincenzo De Cotiis has chosen and custom-created pieces in marble, concrete, brass, fiberglass and lacquered wood, some with sources to the marine history.



In one corner with a generous skylight in the magnificent salon, De Cotiis located a large green suspended light fixture, designed by him. It matches with the green plants inside, the green drapery and with the lavish landscape outside. Underneath the light fixture, he conceives a quiet space for relaxation with a vintage bench, covered in white velvet, a marble console and a side table that is a mooring station.



In the contemporary dining room, the Vincenzo De Cotiis -designed table is surrounded by lacquered chairs from the 1950s, a 1970s stool, and vintage backyard fittings. The concrete walls are covered with recycled fiberglass panels.



In the luxury bathrooms, green marble pieces rest on foundations of cast brass which easily erases all evidence to a traditional bathroom and rather evoke a dressing room or even a room or hall, except with a sink. In the Art Deco-inspired kitchen, storage cabinets are composed of recycled fiberglass and provided with brass handles. African wooden cases and ancient ceramics adorn the cabinets.


The chambers are all on the first floor and they have their private, peaceful, ambiance. Warm timbers and brass summon the nautical history.


The grand hall is a great example of how Vincenzo De Cotiis conserved the reddish-hued patina of the well-known brick walls. He designed a lacquered sofa base in bright red wrapped with tan suede seats.
 
 
 
   
More News
Classic collections by Castro Lighting  
Architectural Studio BLOCK722 designs Olea Suite Hotel  
Private Lable executes some luxurious inspirations  
PAD London: A platform of unique masterpieces  
David Chipperfield transforms Hotel Café Royal into a new look  
David/Nicolas transforms Kaléo Modern Restaurant into a playful place  
Swarovski and Castro : makes a perfect crystal collection  
CIFF Shanghai witnesses huge attendance  
Bonsai Dining Table from Boca do Lobo  
Boca do Lobo presents best modern sofas for the next season  
Essential Home showcases Mid-century collection at 100% Design  
imm cologne 2019 witnesses record registrations for Pure Segment  
Essential Home to bring mid-century furniture designs at 100% London  
Covet House to organise Covet International Awards  
Boca do Lobo presents newest Metamorphosis Series  
 
  Connect With USContact With US
 
   
  Subscribe Newsletter
 
 
 
   
 
 
BDI Member Creates Lighting from Shard
Furniture Semi-Annual Committee Held In January
DCA Selected For IEP Super Express Interior Design
Winners Announced At 2013 Carpet Design Awards
10 years of Craftwood Interiors
FIRA Received FX 2012 Awards