A monumental, livable sculpture. That is how you can describe the apartment of architect Vincenzo De Cotiis in Milan. The eighteenth-century palazzo is furnished with the designs of the architect himself. It brings the house to an absolute perfection where a rough and cheeky elegance prevails.
De Cotiis spent a lot of time eliminating various layers that had been added over the years; years of paint and paper, false ceilings and terribly ugly carpets, all of it went out. What was underneath was a miraculous imperfection of colours and materials that had been 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 of textures, organic shapes and light," said De Cotiis in a previous interview.
"Architect Vincenzo De Cotiis lives in an old palazzo in Milan where he eliminated years of paint and paper, false ceilings and terribly ugly carpets. The result? A monumental, livable sculpture!"
All rooms were finished by Vincenzo De Cotiis with a patinated brass in which all facilities can be hidden. The palazzo has a dining room, two living rooms, a master bedroom, a bathroom, two dressings, a kitchen and an office.
De Cotiis does not like the typical interior trends but expresses a unique individualism. Something that is also very striking about his own home in Milan.