Be Bepi

Be Bepi

Imagine Florence in the 1970s, the Art Institute of Porta Romana.
In those years, the climate of intellectual, cultural, artistic and gender liberation offered many opportunities to meet other artists, exchange opinions and visions.
That’s where it all started.

Years marked by training in design from the simplest to the most complex objects and projects, years that have accompanied me in a constant search for the cult of beauty, the simple and essential one, in a continuous dialogue with my personality and that of my projects always set in the places where they are born and take shape.

One of my greatest passions is for agriculture and especially for viticulture, where design is inextricably present: it’s in this context that my projects for the recovery of ancient trulli and farms take shape, because they are places born and built to be their support.

Today, these simple and functional architectures are mostly transformed into places of experience for the traveler, authentic places, as long as they remain testimony to the agricultural past and the historical context in which these architectures were built.

Reflecting on the close relationship I have with agriculture and design, the connection is clear: design creates objects that can be reproduced on a large scale, just as agriculture is transformed into products for the market.
Let’s think of vineyards, olive groves, orange groves and vegetable gardens: they are all supported by a reproducibility project, which makes them functional and places them perfectly in the context where they are born and grow, but with an eye to the national or international market.

Agriculture, therefore, cannot be separated from the hand of man and his projects; this is why the relationship between agriculture and design appears intimate, inextinguishable, even if, at first glance, it is not easy to grasp.