GIACOMO BENEVELLI (1925 - 2011) was born in Reggio Emilia, North of Italy and grown up in France. Benevelli has lived and worked in Milan, a city in which a great school of sculptors formed themselves, from Medardo Rosso to Boccioni, Fontana and Marino Marini. Benevelli studied and consequently became a professor of sculpture at the famous Brera Academy of Arts.
Benevelli developed his own formal language, acknowledged by the main scholars of contemporary art and conquering the Italian and worldwide artistic scene since the end of the Fifties. Today he is recognized as one of the most important Italian sculptor of the post war time and one of the main representative of the Italian abstract sculpture of the second half of the twentieth century.

His works are preserved in a number of galleries and museums in Italy and abroad. Benevelli has also realized a number of public works and sacred art works. Since the late Sixties Benevelli started to project a number of design objects collaborating with a number of important Italian design and furniture brands. His collaboration with SALICE is an example of his philosophy in which a plastic-formal aesthetical and creative vision should be applied to the design in order to enrich and elevate the mass produced object giving it an artistic dimension alongside its pure functionality.