Vincenzo De Cotiis was born in 1958 in Gonzaga, Italy. 

He studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano 

and founded his studio in 1997.


Considered a pioneer of the international collectible 

design scene, De Cotiis creates one-of-a-kind and 

limited-edition projects by hand in his atelier. His 

interests in the passage of time and historical memory 

inflect pieces that combine luxurious materials with 

salvaged fiberglass, stone, and wood. His commitment 

to Italian craftsmanship has been compared to that 

of Carlo Scarpa and Gio Ponti. 


Select works are available through the artist’s gallery 

in Milan, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, and at leading 

global design fairs including Design Miami/ Basel, 

PAD London, TEFAF, Design Dubai and Art Paris. In 

2019 Vincenzo De Cotiis’s work was presented at the 

Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City and at the Ca’d’Oro 

on the occasion of the Venice Biennale.