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Antonio Pio Saracino

Pyrite, Contemporary Console

United States, 2021



Bronze, wood

Height: 40" - Width:  62" - Depth: 22"

Antonio Pio Saracino’s furniture is of a piece with his sculptural and architectural projects. Of ingenious and meticulous design and execution, each work is perfectly tailored to its particular space, its function and form united in an elegant aesthetic uniquely (and recognizably) his own. His sources of inspiration—the origins and development of organic life and other wonders of the natural world—serve as a thread running through all his work; and these sources are, perhaps, most apparent in Saracino’s furniture, alive in his playful and expert interplay of subject, material, and composition.

Indeed, with his new line of furniture Saracino weds this interest in nature to a newfound fascination with the classical world. With these pieces, his focus is trained upon the continuity of civilizations. Saracino spent the lock down in Italy, and these works were conceived during his many visits to the country’s then-empty classical sites and museums. They are the result of his intense experience of reconnecting with his heritage—and are made up of forms which are comforting, yet reflective of both the natural and the classical worlds of which Saracino is a part.

Antonio Pio Saracino has received two American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Museum of Architecture and has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Italian Architects by New Italian Blood. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, LACMA, Los Angeles, the Brooklyn Museum, New York, the Museum of Art and Design, New York, and MAAS, Sydney.

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