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Pietro Lucerni©Michelangelo Foundation
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Pietro Lucerni©Michelangelo Foundation
Pietro Lucerni©Michelangelo Foundation

Cosimo de Vita

  • Chair maker
  • Florence, Italy
  • Rising Star
Cosimo de Vita Chair maker
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3932841149
Pietro Lucerni©Michelangelo Foundation

Architectural chairs

  • • Cosimo creates chairs inspired by landmark buildings
  • • He is following in the footsteps of his family
  • • He sees tradition and innovation as complementary

Cosimo de Vita comes from a family of artisans, he carries on the family tradition by creating exquisite wooden chairs decorated with the architectonic masterpieces of Florence – a way for expat Florentines to feel back in their home town, and for all those who love Florence to bring a piece of the city’s beauty and artisanal tradition into their houses. Cosimo considers himself both an artisan and artist, stating that “artists have the vision but they don’t always have the savoir-faire” and vice-versa. He is worried that craftmanship in Florence would become somewhat of a tourist attraction: “Being an artisan is not about entertaining a crowd, it is about working and creating things with your hands.”

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Works

  • Armando D'Alessandro©SAVIOFIRMINO
  • Armando D'Alessandro©SAVIOFIRMINO
  • Armando D'Alessandro©SAVIOFIRMINO
  • Armando D'Alessandro©SAVIOFIRMINO
  • Armando D'Alessandro©SAVIOFIRMINO
Photo: Armando D'Alessandro©SAVIOFIRMINO
San Miniato al Monte, Florence

A tribute to one of the most renowned examples of Florentine Romanesque style, this singular chair boasts a sculptural backrest depicting San Miniato church in Florence. Masterfully hand-carved from solid wood, it belongs to the Cityng Collection of 16 different chairs designed and made by Cosimo De Vita.

Length 15.75 cm
Width 17.72 cm
Height 37.8 cm

Photo: Armando D'Alessandro©SAVIOFIRMINO
Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence

A stunning tribute to the majestic Santa Maria del Fiore Church of Florence by Italian Renaissance artists Filippo Brunelleschi and Arnolfo Di Cambio. This chair, crafted and carved by hand from solid wood, is a singular and charming object created by Cosimo De Vita for his exclusive Cityng Collection.

Length 15.75 cm
Width 17.72 cm
Height 37.8 cm

Photo: Armando D'Alessandro©SAVIOFIRMINO
Cattedrale di San Basilio, Moscow

This bold and stately design by Cosimo De Vita pays homage to the majestic San Basilio Church of Moscow, Russia. It is crafted of solid wood and distinguished by a handcarved backrest depicting a realistic interpretation of the renowned church.

Length 15.75 cm
Width 17.72 cm
Height 40.94 cm

Photo: Armando D'Alessandro©SAVIOFIRMINO
Notre Dame, Paris

A splendid tribute to the renowned Parisian Cathedral of Notre Dame. Handcrafted of solid wood, it showcases a handcarved backrest depicting the timeless lines of the French church's architecture that will make a bold and stately addition to any contemporary home.

Length 15.75 cm
Width 17.72 cm
Height 39.37 cm

Photo: Armando D'Alessandro©SAVIOFIRMINO
Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Rome

A meticulous representation of the 1940s Rationalist architecture of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana building in the EUR district of Rome splendidly marks the refined backrest of this singular chair. A charming and stately piece of functional decor entirely handcrafted of solid wood.

Length 15.75 cm
Width 17.72 cm
Height 40.94 cm

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