say hi to_ Vincenzo de Cotiis
I have a dear friend Josefine who always posts photos amazing details of interiors and lobbies in Milanese buildings when her job takes her to Italy and uses the hashtag #ItaliansDoItBetter. When I saw this photo series, it is the first thing that came into my mind.
The Italians have quite the reputation to do everything extravagantly in the realm of aesthetics; perhaps in all realms - food, love, living life to the fullest. I think sometimes to the point of having the Scandinavian minimalists feeling uneasy. With that being said, my aesthetic spectrum being somewhere inbetween the two - I have to say that the thing that I absolutely love and admire about Italian Design is that they dare to try new things. Unexpected combinations of colors and texture, eclecticism at it most luxurious, mixing of styles and art movements, attention to every last minute detail. The Italians know no boundaries (Thank God for that) and grâce à ça, lo and behold, we get beautiful masterpieces like this home created by architect Vincenzo de Cotiis.
Powerful concrete brutalism is softened with canary yellow velvets in the form of Aldo Morbelli armchairs, dramatic natural light, neoclassical sculptures and couches I could possibly be tempted into selling an organ or two for. Take a look at this stunning vacation getaway in Tuscany, we found on the ever inspiring AD France.