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Antonio Pio_Saracino-Molecular Arm Chair

Molecular Arm Chair
2010
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Molecular

Molecular
Arm Chair / Chair
2010
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Ray Sofa

Ray Sofa
2010
Antonio Pio_Saracino-Leaf Chair

Leaf Chair
2011
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Modular Chair

Modular Chair
2010
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Blossom Chair

Blossom Chair
2010
Antonio Pio_Saracino-Leaf Chair

Leaf Chair
2011
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-SPA TOWER - Rome

SPA TOWER - Rome
2011
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Ray Chair

Ray Chair
2011
Antonio Pio_Saracino-Leaf Chair

Leaf Chair
prospective studio # 1
2011
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Blossom Chair

Blossom Chair
2011
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Cervo Chair

Cervo Chair
prospective studio
2011
Antonio Pio_Saracino-Gate 150

Gate 150
(black on green)
2011
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Gate 150

Gate 150
(black)
2011
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Gate 150

Gate 150
(white on red)
2011
Antonio Pio_Saracino-Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse
(red version)
2011
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse
model
2011
  Antonio Pio_Saracino-Trophy Formula One

Trophy Formula One
(red version)
2011
 


Antonio Pio Saracino (1976) is an Italian-born architect and designer, living and working in New York and Italy.

Antonio Pio Saracino, Licensed Italian Architect, Rome / Designer
Awarded as one of 2011 TOP TEN Italian Architect by NEW ITALIAN BLOOD
Award Selected for the Italian Pavillion in the World for the 2011 VENICE ART BIENNALE
Named as One of the World's 25 most interesting trend-setters by ARTnews magazine
Winner of four ‘Future Furniture Awards’ in 2005-06 by Interior Design Magazine
Winner of 2007 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Museum of Arch.
Awarded for Agorafolly Europalia in Brussels for the 50th Anniversary of the EU
Designer of the ENI trohpy for the FORMULA ONE world Championship 2010- 11

In 2003, Saracino graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in Architecture at the University of Architecture “La Sapienza” in Rome, where he was also an assistant professor of architectural design. For the following two years, he worked with several Italian and US architectural firms including Massimiliano Fuksas in Rome where he worked on the Palazzo Congressi project in Rome.

Since 2004, he has worked in tandem with New York-based architect Steve Blatz on interior design, conceptual projects and design competitions, such as the Seed House, a pod-shaped residence that received an American Architecture Award in 2007 from the Chicago Museum of Architecture.
Saracino is a four-time winner of the Future Furniture Design Competition sponsored by Interior Design magazine. His projects have received extensive coverage from design and art media in Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Australia, Japan and the US. His 2007 design work at the Tibi botique in New York’s Soho was featured in Interior Design’s “Best of the Year” issue and the “Global Shop” section of Wallpaper*. He was also named one of ARTnews magazine’s 25 most interesting trendsetters.

In 2007-2008 Saracino was selected as the winner of the Agorafolly art competition in Brussels, Belgium, to create a work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the European Union. His large-scale installation created on behalf of the nation of Italy was mounted in front of the La Gare Centrale train station. More recently he designed a monument honoring the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy for the Museum of Contemporary Art Carafa in Cordoba Argentina. He designed the 2010 Formula One and Moto GP World Championship trophy. For more than a decade Saracino’s designs and artwork have been shown in individual and group exhibitions in Rome, Brussels, London, Moscow, Cordoba, Mexico City, Athens, Sydney, New York and Washington, DC.

In 2011 Saracino has been recognized as one of the Top Ten italian Architects under 36 years old by the New Italian Blood award. He has also been selected to exhibit his work in the Italian Pavillion in the World for the 2011 edition of the Venice Art Biennal.
 
 
 
Antonio Pio Saracino - Selected Group Exhibitions
 

2011

BUILT, Artereal Gallery, Sydney (Australia)
  Top Ten Italian Architects, Mostra Itinerante, Milano, Venezia, Barcellona, Genova ecc (Italy, Spain. Holland)

2010

Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, CA (USA)
  Diver's House, Smith & Hall Gallery, Sydney (Australia)
  ICFF, International Furniture Fair, New York (USA)

2009

Matt Dive Gold, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Roma (Italy)
  ITALIDEA - Italian Excellence, Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara (Mexico)
  ITALIDEA - Italian Excellence, Museo Jos Luis Cuevas, Mexico City (Mexico)
  European Design Award for sustainable present, EESC, Brussels (Belgium)
  Italian Artists in New York, ISCP Int. Studio & Curatorial Program, New York (USA)
  Pavilion of Art & Design, Studio Contemporary NYC, London (UK)
  Art Verona, Emmeotto Gallery, Verona (Italy)
  Arte Fiera, Emmeotto Gallery, Bologna (Italy)

2007

New Generation of European Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brussels (Belgium)
  Mythos, National Museum, Tirana (Albania)
  Mythos, Lanitis Foundation, Limassol (Cyprus)
  Mythos, Byzantine Museum, Athens (Greece)

2006

Prototype, models and mock-ups physical tools..., Center Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York (USA)

2005

Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition, NEOCON, Chicago, IL (USA)
  Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition, Int. Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York (USA)

2003

Video Exhibition, Videopolis National Festival Urban Space, Padova (Italy)

1998

Portrait 2000, Chiostro del Bramante, Roma (Italy)
 
 
Antonio Pio Saracino - Selected Solo Exhibitions
 

2011

Unitas Multiplex, a new world, Galleria Lipanjepuntin, Trieste (Italy)
  Unitas Multiplex, a new world, Galleria Lipanjepuntin, Trieste (Italy)
  Unitas Multiplex, a new world, Galleria Lipanjepuntin, Trieste (Italy)
  GATE 150, MuBe Museum, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  GATE 150, CARAFFA Museum, Cordoba (Argentina)
  NATURE/DATA, Industry Gallery, Washington DC (USA)
  UNITAS MULTIPLEX - A New World, LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea, Trieste (Italy)
  Gate 150, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura - MuBE, Sao Paulo (Brasil)
  Gate 150, Museo Emilio Caraffa - MEC , Cordoba (Argentina)

2010

Nature / Data, Industry Gallery, Washington DC (USA)

2009

Myths and Rhythms from the New Millenium, Emmeotto Gallery, Roma (Italy)
  Myths and Rhythms from the New Millenium, GMT + 7 Art & Design Gallery, Brussels (Brelgium)
  Myths and Rhythms from the New Millenium, MARS Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow (Russia)
  Victory over the Sun, Caraffa Museum, Cordoba (Argentina)

2008

Adolescence of Force - Public Art Installation, Europalia. Europa Festival 2007-2008, Brussels (Belgium)
 
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