First Solo U.S. Exhibition for Italian Designer Antonio Pio at Industry Gallery

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WASHINGTON, DC.- Industry Gallery opened Nature / Data, the first solo U.S. exhibition for New York‐based Italian designer and architect Antonio Pio Saracino. The exhibition, which runs through October 30, 2010, premieres two new designs, feature work created mostly during the past year and introduce two large‐scale models of triumphal arches representing Italian emigration to North and South America. The works in the exhibition are executed in plywood, metal, carbon fiber and synthetics and abstract from natural forms such as molecules, leaves, blossoms, and crystals. Nature / Data features eleven different chair designs, including two newly created for the exhibition: Riccio, a chair with a smooth interior and spiky exterior; and Molecular Bench, a baroque, steel‐framed work covered with molecule‐shaped recycled wool. The other nine designs, most created within the past