Belvedere - Big Bench di Borgoratto Alessandrino

Big Bench no. 209, the "Artists' Bench" of Borgoratto, is dedicated to the artists of the town and draws its main inspiration from the well-known painter Cino Bozzetti. The view sweeps from the countryside to Monviso. In the area it is possible to view several reproductions of the artists Cino Bozzetti, Ernesto Ferrari, Mario Conzano and Riccardo Cassola. The bench is situated along a "ring" route of approximately 3 km of unpaved road which can be travelled on foot or by bike.

The “Artists’ Bench” is one of Chris Bangle’s Big Benches, which have become an emblematic symbol of Piedmont, inserted into the BIG BENCH COMMUNITY PROJECT (BBCP) designed to support local communities, tourism and the artisan excellence of the towns in which these large-scale installations are located. BBCP is a non-profit initiative promoted by the American designer and his wife Catherine, resident in Clavesana since 2009, to join the creativity of the team of designers of Chris Bangle Associates S.r.l. with the artisan excellence of this area of Piedmont. The Big Benches often come to people’s attention through photos, but once you sit on one and enjoy the view as "if you were a child again" the experience is intense, to be shared with others. The benches have been made to relax in; unlike a chair or an armchair, they are wide enough to fit one or more friends. Sitting on one equates to a pleasant social action and the vision behind the BIG BENCH COMMUNITY PROJECT is to make good use of all the positive energy that the Big Benches emanate.

Big Bench Passport:
TRATTORIA BERTERO, via E. Massobrio, 15, T. 0131. 278560
PROLOCO, via Ennio Massobrio, 15, Tel. 0131.278560

Info: Facebook group "Big Bench Community Project"

Information and contacts

via Pietro Baldi - 15013 Borgoratto Alessandrino (AL)