Cosmin Florea is a Romanian acclaimed set designer, interior designer and ceramist. Since 2019 he is working between Brussels and Bucharest.
He collaborates with some of the most prominent theaters in Romania and renowned stage directors in Europe. In 2019, he was nominated for best scenography at the Uniter Awards with “Forest of the hanged”, directed by Radu Afrim.
Cosmin has also a background in fashion, working for several years as a stylist at Harper’s BAZAAR Romania.
He has been involved in various commercial projects with brands like Chanel and H&M.
A few years ago he rediscovered the beauty of the Romanian villages and their rich heritage in arts and crafts.
Researching such traditions he met several amazing artisans using techniques for hand-woven carpets recognized in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Combining his artistic sensibility and aesthetics and their skills an ethical collaboration started with a first collection of handcrafted rugs.
A second encounter turned into another love at first sight – handmade ceramics from Transylvania. It also proved to be the perfect trigger for Cosmin Florea to start his own line of ceramics.
Cosmin Florea’s work on ceramics and rugs is available on www.cosmiq.eu