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Sacco - Zanotta

anatomical armchair (1969)

Sacco is a "revolutionary" session designed in 1968 by Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro, produced by Zanotta.

The Sacco anatomic armchair consists of an envelope containing balls of high resistance expanded polystyrene, covered in fabric or leather.

From the day when the three architects arrived in Turin at Zanotta with a "bag" in PVC for three quarters filled with polystyrene balls with the idea of ​​developing an industrial project, the Sacco armchair has made a special path.

From a cult object that has become an icon of light, modern and informal design, it has conquered an undisputed world record, establishing itself as one of the highest expressions of Italian creativity.

La Sacco is one of the most significant cases of a design product capable not only of overcoming the traditional project boundaries, rewriting the rules entirely, but also of interpreting and representing an era.

An innovative armchair without the use of a support structure and which, thanks to its unstable shape, adapts to the user's position, taking on different shapes and satisfying the different moods.

For the first time a "sitting" is made without a rigid structure, it follows the volumes and movements of the body without imposing a pre-established position, harmoniously supporting the different postures and adapting its shape to the different proportions.

Sacco received a report to the X Compasso d'oro of the ADI.

In 1972 he was exhibited at the MoMa in New York and later in numerous international museums that included it in their permanent collection of contemporary art or applied or exhibited temporarily. Between these:

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Victoria & Albert Museum di Londra
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
Musee des Arts Decoratifs di Parigi
Museo del Design alla Triennale di Milano
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Uméleckoprumyslové Muzeum, Praha
Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin
Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf 
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Köln
Designmuseo Konstindustrimuseet, Helsinki
The Saint Louis Art Museum
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Denver Art Museum
Dallas Museum of Art
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
Thessaloniki Design Museum, Saloniki
Gustav Lübcke Museum, Hamm
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Dunkerque
LAB Museo del Design, fondazione Anna Querci, Calenzano
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Wien
Design Museum, Gent
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Bordeaux

Materials and finish:
Casing containing high strength expanded polystyrene balls, available in 3 different sizes.
Flight cover, Egypt cloth, Pied de poule, Sole, Tecno (for exterior) and leather.
The versions in Pied de poule and Tela Egitto are removable. The Volo fabric version is available with two decors printed with a digital technique: respectively Big Eyes decoration and Solid decoration for Sacco Small, Solid decoration and Up decoration for Sacco Medium and Sacco models.