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A new special bench for the old Merlassino farmhouse, at La Raia estate

A new special bench for the old Merlassino farmhouse, at La Raia estate

Il Merlassino is an old farmhouse at La Raia. It is going currently through renovation. It was overlooked by a large, century-old chestnut. A lightning injured it last year. Such a mighty log becomes a bench to enjoy the sunset from. This is possible thanks to the skilled hands of Johannes Sloendregt, a sculptor from Switzerland. A bench is not a meaningless object: it directs our sight and shape our state of mind. Michael Jakob devoted a book to it – “Sulla panchina” (on the bench) – trying to reconstruct its multiple lives: real bench, artist bench, bench of a film set. We add also our very special one.