Sacco

MAKER:
Designer

Piero Gatti ( Italian, 1940 )


Designer

Cesare Paolini ( Italian, 1937 - 1983 )


Designer

Franco Teodoro ( Italian, 1939 )


Maker

Zanotta ( Italian, 1954 )

DATE:
designed 1968–1969
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General Description

The Sacco chair was a revolutionary seating concept that spawned many imitations. Colloquially referred to as a "bean-bag," its cover was constructed of either vinyl (as in this example) or leather, and it was filled with approximately twelve million semi-expanded polystryene beads, each 3mm in diameter. Because the "chair" adapted its shape to suit any sitter, it was therefore very much in tune with the informal lifestyle of the 1960s.

Drawn from

Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Modern Furniture Classics Since 1945," (Thames and Hudson: New York, 2001), 109.

Web Resources

  • Vitra Design Museum
    See another example of the "Sacco" chair.
  • Youtube
    Watch a short video showing the different ways to sit in the "Sacco" chair.