Subscribe to our newsletter

Highlights From the Previous Week, Partnered Events and Haikus. View our Newsletter archive

Archeo Black by Vincenzo de Cotiis

New York’s Carpenters Workshop Gallery mounts a solo show of celebrated Italian craftsman Vincenzo de Cotiis and debuts the new Archeo Black collection.

Scroll right to read more ›
Text by

Known for his ability to transcend material complexities and formal minimalism, Italian architect-cum-craftsperson Vincenzo de Cotiis is an important figure in the art design world. Carpenters Workshop Gallery dedicates its palatial New York penthouse to its longtime artist with a special showcase of his new Archeo Black collection (9 March to 22 April). The solo show features a range of sculptural furniture pieces that – true to de Cotiis’ approach – combine architectonic geometries and amoebic shapes with seamless layers of deeply ingrained marble and fibreglass. Contrasting the different haptic qualities of stone and textile-like surfaces, the various coffee, dining, and sideboard table applications exude a sense of frozen time. In hues of black, different gradients are almost peeled away, uncovering various corners and hard edges. With this new hand-crafted series, De Cotiis works with patinas and other surface treatments to emulate African art and archaeology. The signs of time and ageing are celebrated.

Archeo Black: 9 March to 22 April
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
693 5th Ave. New York, NY



DE COTIIS_DC 1701 (Coffee Table)_02
DE COTIIS_DC 1701 (Coffee Table)_03
DE COTIIS_DC 1701 (Coffee Table)_04
DE COTIIS_DC 1701 (Coffee Table)_05
DE COTIIS_DC 1702 (Coffee Table)_03
DE COTIIS_DC 1702 (Coffee Table)_04
DE COTIIS_DC 1702 (Coffee Table)_02
DE COTIIS_DC 1704 (Coffee Table)_01 -¬Kasia Gatkowska
DE COTIIS_DC 1704 (Coffee Table)_02
DE COTIIS_DC 1704 (Coffee Table)_04
DE COTIIS_DC 1705 (Dining Table)_01 -¬Kasia Gatkowska
DE COTIIS_DC 1707 (Console)_01 -¬Kasia Gatkowska
DE COTIIS_DC 1707 (Console)_04 -¬Kasia Gatkowska
DE COTIIS_DC 1710 (Side Table)_01 -¬Kasia Gatkowska
DE COTIIS_DC 1710 (Side Table)_02 -¬Kasia Gatkowska
DE COTIIS_DC 1710 (Side Table)_03



Articles you also might like

Graphic Time by Raw Colour, Image courtesy of the designer

Matylda Krzykowski returns to Chamber gallery for the third instalment of her four-part exhibition series. Continuing her exploration of Richard Hamilton’s seminal collage, Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?, the curator dedicates this show to the exploration of desire.