Issue #2

Antonio Pio Saracino

Il Designer

Antonio Pio Saracino (born 1976) 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. Vogue named Saracino “among the most prolific Italian designers abroad.”

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What do you do in your life (work and fun)?

I am lucky enough to do a work that I love. I have lots of fun designing the world around us from building to furniture.

What made you leave Italy and chose NYC?

I won an internship after University. It was a two months internship to learn English. A series of interviews landed me with three jobs offers and at the end of those two months I decided to stay in NYC.

Please share your best memory in the City.

So many. Every day I make room for new memories. This city change every day.

What made you choose this specific location and outfit?

It was the place where I have designed and just inaugurated two Monuments at Three Bryant Park. It was the coldest winter in the past ten years so I was wearing a very heavy and dark coat.

Your thought about this project, ITALIANY.US

I am happy to be part of a project that creates a map of Italians in NYC.

How would you describe being an ambassador of the italian style/culture abroad?

I am an Italian in New York City and a New Yorker in Italy. It is interesting to have a flexible character of style representing both places.

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  • Time

    120 mins

  • City

    New York

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