Federico Bencini was born in Siena on May 5, 1972 and spent the first thirty years of his life in Tuscany, in the heart of the Sienese countryside. He obtained his diploma from the Istituto d’Arte “Duccio Boninsegna” of Siena, specializing in painting, and, a few years later, he graduated in scenography at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (Academy of Art of Florence). Since 1996, he has been working in Florence and Northern Italy as a restorer and painter in the interior decoration field, experimenting different painting techniques on a large variety of materials. During these years of research and refinement of his artistic identity, he carried out important works such as the decoration of towers and buildings in San Gimignano, the one of the Castello Guelfo in Padova, and the decoration of palaces owned by the Emir in Kuwait and in Dubai. Since 2005, he has been exhibiting in art galleries and high design stores. These days, he works between Tuscany and Barcelona, where he opened two galleries in which he creates and displays his works.
Raúl Pernia Fernandez was born in Cartagena on November 22, 1978. He grew up in Murcia and when he turned 20, in 1998, he moved to Barcelona and obtained the official florist certification from the Escola d’Art Floral de Catalunya (School of Floral Art of Catalonia). He specialised in plastic arts and floral design, completing his studies by attending visual merchandising and visual arts classes, and Land Art workshops. In 2004, he joined the team of the Escola d’Art Floral de Catalunya as a teacher, and also worked in different cities such as New York, London and Milan. He was co-author of the book Architettura Floreale di Barcellona (Floral Architecture of Barcelona). In 2005 he opened, with Federico, his Art Gallery BenciniBarcelona, where he undertook new researches, and explored new creative ideas by using a variety of materials. His artistic and professional restlessness brings him to regularly collaborate with galleries and design shops, and developing interior design projects with architecture studios.