En Plein Air : Vincenzo De Cotiis' Latest Show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London
Carpenters Workshop Gallery London presents En Plein Air, a solo gallery exhibition of works by Italian architect and designer Vincenzo de Cotiis, comprising new pieces from his ‘progetto domestico’ collection.
September 15, 2018 — November 23, 2018
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
4 Albermale Street, London
En Plein Air – French for ‘outdoors’ – relates to the moment at the end of the 19th century when artists left their studio to paint outdoors. The collection therefore refers to both painting history and nature, in a subtle and sophisticated creative mix.
Featuring 20 furniture-sculptures handmade by Italian artisans, the collection of seating, lighting, tables, cabinets and bookshelves is an aesthetical tour de force combining semiprecious stones, Murano glass, recycled resin and cast brass. Each piece shows a special care for detail.
It is a manifesto of pure naturalistic inspiration. A quintessence of everything that the movements of the early 20th century had established. The chromaticism of the materials draw from Pointillism; Pre-Cubist geometries and organic expressionist schemes alternate in perpetual rhythm, de-structuring the classical canons, forging them into the contemporary world.
The resins are painted, the Murano glass, similar to pre-Cubist forms, explodes inside a tridimensionality becoming natural mineral joints. Providing a contemporary interpretation, de Cotiis’s furniture are defined by the power of materiality and refined craftsmanship.
Images of the pieces :
Courtesy Vincenzo de Cotiis Gallery
Exhibition Views :
Courtesy Carpenters Workshop Gallery