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Mid-20th Century Residence Style | Dining Room Ideas
Vincenzo De Cotiis, the architecture and designer besides this Private Residence, aims for perfect imperfection, achieved through the deconstruction, re-construction, and re-appropriation of salvaged materials such as fiberglass, stone and wood.
Get inspired by this contemporary style!
Vincenzo De Cotiis set up his design practice more than 20 years ago and is known for his fully textured, ruggedly limited-edition and custom furniture wich balance icon modernist materials with less usual ones.
De Vincenzo was challanged to design, from the ground up, a residence for a couple who are avid collectors of art, objects, and vintage 20th- century furnishings.
The form is defined by the lot and the required choice of materials: a contemporary bunker adapted to accommodate the cultural life of an educated couple.
Walking into the living room, you enter on the ground floor. In one side of the living room you have a De Cotiis–designed rug faced with a brown coffee vintage curved sofa and one of his custom tables (it is irregularly shaped marble top, set on brass legs), that give a both strong and glamorous look.
At the other end of the room, steps rise to a mezzanine lounge area with custom modular seating and a vintage pole-mounted light fixture from the owners’ collection; warm-toned recycled wood lines the wall that faces the street. Beyond the lounge, a skylit dining room area is furnished with a custom table and wood chairs, designed by De Cotiis, that are covered in Hermès velvet. Outside, the layout mimics the varied levels of the interior, with the pool terrace leading up to an open-air dining area off the kitchen.
De Cotiis finds inspiration in classical art movements, from the Italian Baroque to the French Impressionists and their transition en plein air. Interpreting these movements using a contemporary lens, De Cotiis approaches his work as a painter would, considering the light, colour and materials. He masterfully weaves together salvaged and reclaimed materials – the signs of their age left intact – with precious materials such as Indian jasper. The original form of the materials is often difficult to identify, but their histories are always visible to all.
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