Antonio Pio Saracino
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.”
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.
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.
So many. Every day I make room for new memories. This city change every day.
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.
I am happy to be part of a project that creates a map of Italians in NYC.
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.