Sacco

Design Gatti, Paolini, Teodoro - 1968

Anatomical easy-chairs. Envelope containing highly resistant expanded polystyrene pellets, available in 3 different sizes. Cover in Vip (for outdoor), Volo, Pied de poule and leather. The version in Pied de poule is removable. The model in Volo fabric is available with two digital printed decorations: respectively Big eyes and Solid decorations for the Sacco Small, Solid and Up decorations for the Sacco Medium and Sacco. The Vip fabric is also for outdoor, fire-resistant, antibacterial with Silverguard ® treatment and stain-proof with Permablock 3® treatment.

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Icons of Italian design

After fifty years, what is there left to write about one of the icons of Italian design that, still today, communicates the absolute strength of ideas – that is, when such strength really exists? Nowhere, in the written history of design, is this object not positioned among the top ten icons that changed the perspective of our beloved field forever and for everyone.

Perhaps we can add that – beyond the desecrating gesture of filling a sack (Sacco) with polystyrene balls in order to transform it into the most informal, most versatile, most irreverent, most freeing, most soft, most ergonomic and ‘most’ everything chair – there is no defined shape. It is for this very reason that it has survived, untouched by time, through seasons, fashions and every ‘ism’ imaginable, preserving the greatest value of all: being a concept that well beyond the seasons, arriving undamaged to the present day, is ready to be adapted into versions for children and teenagers, because to encourage smiles and fun even while sitting in an ‘armchair’ is not a luxury reserved for adults.

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The idea of its designers was to realize a “universal” seat that would easily adapt to any body, in any position. Sacco is no doubt one of the most brilliant objects that have marked the Italian Design.
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Sacco is a soft and helpful object: you may sit, lie down on it, crouch or as you may wish. It may serve as support to lay various things on, just like a service table; when stretched it nearly looks like a rug. However it is not forbidden to find other applications. Kids do not use it: they play with it (sometimes like adults do). Sacco is a real “tamed” object. Be careful! It has a disadvantage: if you get used to it, you will become more demanding with other objects you are going to use.
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The armchair Sacco by Gatti, Paolini and Teodoro is one of the most meaningful example of design product able to embody an “era”, while “contaminating” the living conventions that apparently look very formal.
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Sacco (280)
Sacco Medium (279)
Sacco Small (278)
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