An eighteenth-century palazzo in which the sculptural furniture designed by Vincenzo De Cotiis stands alone. The architect’s flat in Milan is absolute perfection: rough and brutalist elegance. Are you ready to come in?
In an eighteenth-century flat in Milan, the architect Vincenzo De Cotiis has made his house in a very traditional Italian palazzo, so neat and perfect that it almost seems that no one lives in it, a monumental and livable sculpture. The structure already had a lot of character in its contemporary design, an apartment of 300 square meters in a Palazzo hidden in a narrow street of the Magenta area.
Vincenzo De Cotiis believes that people spend too much time eliminating the original layers that had been added, years of paint and paper that are part of the true essence of this building, with paint, false ceilings and horrible carpets. He seeks perfection in imperfection. This so typical Milan architecture is the abode of a very stunning interior design project. All colors are original and bleached due to the exposure of the sun throughout the decades, the effect is both warm and welcoming. Vincenzo De Cotiis‘ modern design reflects the architect‘s love for textures, organic shapes, and light.
“We spent a lot of time eliminating the layers that had been added: years of paint and papers, false ceilings and horrible carpets. What was below, in a state of marvelous imperfection, was incredible. All colors were bleached by decades of exposure to the sun. The effect is both warm and friendly, one of the characteristics of my style, which reflects my love for textures, organic shapes, and light.” – Vincenzo De Cotiis
The contemporary artist finished off all the rooms with a patinated brass in which all the facilities are hidden, neither a cable nor switch are visible. This huge space has a dining room, two living rooms, a single bedroom, a single bathroom, two dressing rooms, a kitchen, and an office. Vincenzo De Cotiis says that he does not like interior design trends, he loves the expressions of unique individualism and thinks that it is safe to say that that is something very noticeable and remarkable about his home in Milan.
What do you think about this Vincenzo De Cotiis‘ apartment?