Antonio Pio Saracino
Antonio Pio Saracino is a registered European Architect and Designer. He studied at Rome’s La Sapienza University of Architecture with a master’s degree in architecture, cum laude. He is an Italian and American Citizen that lives and works in New York City.
Saracino has engaged in a multidisciplinary design practice integrating the disciplines of architecture, industrial design, and fine art. Saracino has designed buildings, interiors, products and public art. His works have been realized in diverse locations spanning the US, South America, Middle East and Europe. Since 2004, Saracino has collaborated with New York architect Steve Blatz on competitions, interior design, and conceptual projects.
Saracino was commissioned to design The Guardians: Hero and Superhero, two sculptures for permanent installation at the entrance to New York City’s Bryant Park. An edition of Hero, inspired by Michelangelo’s David, was included in an exhibition at the Accademia Gallery in Florence in proximity to the David.
His work is part of the permanent collection of several museums, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the LACMA Museum in Los Angles, the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and the MAAS Museum in Sydney. Saracino has received two American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Museum of Architecture. His work was selected as part of the Italian Pavilion in the World for the 54th Venice Biennale. He is a four-time winner of Interior Design’s Future Furniture design award, was named one of the world’s 25 Most Interesting Trendsetters by ARTnews and was recognized as one of the Top Ten Italian Architects by New Italian Blood. His design work has been featured in prominent international publications, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Interior Design, Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.