Big Bench

Big Bench Community Project - Chris Bangle

From Chris Bangle’s Big Benches, now a symbol of the Alta Langa, comes the BIG BENCH COMMUNITY PROJECT (BBCP) initiative, to support local enterprise, tourism and craftsmanship in the towns that host these out-of-scale installations. BBCP is a no profit initiative promoted by the American designer and his wife Catherine, Clavesana citizens since 2009, to unite the creativity of the Chris Bangle Associates design team with the craftsmen of this area of Piedmont.

Once you sit on one of giant bench, you get the feeling of enjoying the view “as if you were a child again”. You experience an intense feeling to be shared with others. The benches placed in a scenic position are made to relax on and instead of an armchair; they are large enough to share with one or more friends. Sitting on a bench is a pleasant social gesture, and making good use of all the positive energy emanating from the Big Benches is the root of the BIG BENCH COMMUNITY PROJECT.

The Big Bench is in piazza Belvedere Dogliani Castello, from here you can enjoy a magnificent view of the village and surrounding mountains.
Read more: