Variable dimensions, h 45 cm (each)
This work is inspired by Italian architect and designer Giuseppe Terragni (1904-1943), one of the key figures of the Italian Rationalist architecture developed during the Fascist period. His name and work were obliterated for decades, until the output of such architects was judged outside the premises of ideology, rediscovering their original and extraordinary value. Benassi conceived this sculpture by interlinking three different children’s chairs designed by Terragni for the famous Sant’Elia Asylum in Como, Italy. The sculpture is a puzzle that can be combined in several ways, never clearly resolving or restoring the functionality of the original objects.
Courtesy the artist and Magazzino, Rome