Antonio Pio Saracino
Photo by Rodolfo Martinez
Antonio Pio Saracino is an Italian architect and designer based in New York City. Saracino has designed monuments, buildings, and modern furniture, and several of his designs are part of the permanent collections of museums such the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design in New York City and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Saracino’s work has been shown in international exhibitions and received reviews in publications such as The New York Times and Architectural Digest. Among his notable projects are the public statues The Guardians: Hero and Superhero in Manhattan’s Bryant Park. Saracino is a two-time winner of the Chicago Museum’s American Architecture Award and a four-time winner of Interior Design’s Future Furniture design competition, he was named one of the world’s “25 most interesting trendsetters” by ARTnews and was recognized as one of the “Top Ten Italian Architects Under 36” by New Italian Blood. “He’s among the most prolific Italian industrial designers abroad and has been beatified by serial accolades.” VOGUE, Italy, 2010 – Benedetta Pignatelli
Antonio Pio Saracino leads the heart of EUART PANORAMA EUROPA, the first European Pavilion conceived for Miami Basel, opening inside the Spectrum-Miami tent.
Under the artistic supervision of Renato Miracco and produced by Ilaria Niccolini Production, PANORAMA EUROPA debuts Cloud City, a 9ft-long floating on-site installation specifically designed by Antonio Pio Saracino to tribute the cosmopolitan activation of the Panorama. Cloud City is a reference to the Ideal City of the Italian Renaissance and a metaphor of the contemporary digital city. At its 8th presence at the annual appointment in South Florida, EUART welcomes Saracino’s site-specific installation.