The BBC and Big Benches
Something well worth visiting when you’re in the Langhe and Roero are the Big Benches. The idea of these oversized and brightly coloured seats are to make you feel like you’re 6 years old again and enjoy the views as your legs hang over the side.
They are the brainchild of former BMW’s chief designer, Chris Bangle that lives in the area. You can read about him in my article ‘Everything is for a reason’.
Well, after meeting the man I was talking to a friend in Bologna, Dany Mitzman. Dany writes for the BBC, Die Spiegel, etc. If you’ve never read her work, be sure to. Her view into Italian life is insightful and hilarious. Chris was doing a special journey around all the benches in one day. BMW loaned him a convertible and Dany went along for the ride to find out more about this fascinating project.
You can read the article here on the BBC website: The giant benches that make adults feel like children