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The Sacco Bean Bag Is Reinterpreted by 10 Singapore Design Talents

Three winners selected to exhibit in the Zanotta showroom in Milan

If you’ve sat in a Sacco bean bag chair, you’ll know it’s so comfortable you rather not get up. But did you know that this piece of furniture was first conceptualised in 1968?

This means that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro coming up with the revolutionary and distinctive piece that is retailed by Zanotta.

To commemorate this milestone, the Italian brand, together with W. Atelier and with support from the DesignSingapore Council, invited Singapore-based designers to design and produce their own creative versions of the Sacco chair with the theme “Urban Living the Asian Way”.

Yesterday, all 10 shortlisted entries were revealed at the W. Atelier Henderson Showroom, where they will be displayed until the end of the year.

The top three winning designs were also announced, which will be exhibited in the Zanotta showroom on Piazza XXV Aprile in Milan, Italy for the whole month of February 2019. They are (in no order of merit):

1. Shifu De Sacco, by Jarrod Lim of Jarrod Lim Design

2. Gen Sacco, by Karyn Lim

3. Pastiche, by Tiffany Loy

The 10 designs will then reunite and be showcased at the National Design Centre from 2 July 2019 onwards. Do look out for them.

Low Shi Ping
16 November 2018