Architect Benta Wiley’s sensitive approach to design projects has assisted her growth as a sought after professional through out northern Italy and abroad. She constantly strives to add that special something to any location. No matter how big or small the situation. Budget, time and distance become a catalyst for her fantasy and design coherence.
Australian born and Milan trained. With an architectural honours’ degree from the Milan polytechnic specialising in interiors and industrial design. Benta took this preparation one step beyond scale – completing an international PhD in infrastructures; winning a selective research programme on Portuguese lscape .
She has lived worked in Paris as a press communications consultant in the fashion sector. Then Bologna, Italy has now based her studio in a strategic central town: Reggio Emilia.
Her inspirations come from sources such as artwork, light texture. Travel memory is a common characteristic in her designs always inherent to her approach style.
On entering Benta’s work world homed in a 16th century convent in Reggio Emilia’s historical centre one instinctively perceives her approach to life and it’s contrasts when applied to space – play, work, light shadow, less yet more, fast and reflective. Always ironic.
Benta is not only architect but also co- founder of the communications and branding agency Between srl part of the Oryoki group.