The Baroquisme collection by Italian designer Vincenzo De Cotiis includes 15 limited-edition and one-of-a-kind pieces, including tables, seating, storage and lighting that look like liquids.
The collection is an ode to Italian Baroque – an art movement that spanned from the late 16th century to the early 18th century, which is known for its decorative and experimental style. The furniture pairs luxurious materials like marble, silvered cast brass and Murano glass with industrial components like fiberglass. Many of the designs comprise discs of metal and glass, layered onto each other to form irregular surfaces for table tops and scone shades. The glass – crafted by artisans in Murano, Venice – is infused with subtle hints of color that spread through the transparent material and set in a different way every time. These unique pool-shaped pieces, which look as if they are still in a molten state, are combined with the treated metal sections that appear equally fluid.
As well as tables and lamps, a set is used to form a circular door for a large wall-mounted cabinet. Other items pair the glass with colorful marble, creating coffee table tops of various sizes. You may also see a pair of rippled screens, made from thin slices of marble and sheets of patinated metal attached to fiberglass supports, which were repurposed from scrap and recut to the desired form.