Photo by <a href="https://www.martinmorrell.com">Martin Morrell</a>
Photo by Martin Morrell

 

Italian artist and architect Vincenzo De Cotiis is known as both an interior designer who worked on renovations of old buildings and as a furniture and object designer.

The designer spent the last two years renovating a four-story early 18th-century villa in Pietrasanta, Tuscany. The villa presents very few pieces of furnishing overall, all from the furniture line of architect De Cotiis himself.

 

Photo by <a href="https://www.martinmorrell.com">Martin Morrell</a>
Photo by Martin Morrell

 

The villa speaks of the past with a loud voice, which is honoured and respected in its timeless beauty by preserving the original features and colours of the interiors. The ultra-modern, almost futuristic elements added by the designer only serve as a complement for the unbeatable charm of the time.

 

Photo by <a href="https://www.martinmorrell.com">Martin Morrell</a>
Photo by Martin Morrell

 

The rooms of the building are a wonder after another. The furniture seems to come from a dystopian age ahead of us, yet they perfectly combine and marry the romantic hues and shapes of the bare walls which still present the vividly coloured warm tones of the original building.

 

Photo by <a href="https://www.martinmorrell.com">Martin Morrell</a>
Photo by Martin Morrell

 

The marbles scattered all around the house in hallways, doors, floorings find their triumph in the bathroom where an irregularly shaped mirror is embedded in the marbled wall, almost as the marble crystallized into the lines of a raw reflecting surface coming out of the white, cold stone.

 

Photo by <a href="https://www.martinmorrell.com">Martin Morrell</a>
Photo by Martin Morrell

 

The house is a true statement, a masterpiece from De Cotiis who celebrates the rich culture and beauty of the area.