It's a big deal: Italy's Big Bench Community Project

Dec 15, 2023 927

BY: Paula Reynolds

Has it been a little too long since you last saw the world through childlike eyes, slowed down and observed the ordinary with a fresh perspective, and allowed yourself to act a little silly under a big open sky? Chris Bangle certainly thinks so. 

American-born Bangle left an illustrious and somewhat controversial career as Chief of Design for German-based BMW in 2009, choosing instead to settle in rural Clavesana (Piemonte) Italy. Ready for a new approach to life, Bangle established a successful consultation company amidst the ongoing restoration of his Piemontese borgata – a collection of rural farm buildings. 

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